Portion of Multi-Use Trail at Mount Trashmore Park Closed Beginning Wednesday, March 12

Access to fitness stations along Edwin Drive also affected by adjacent construction

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A portion of the multi-use trail along Edwin Drive at Mount Trashmore Park will be closed due to construction. The fitness stations will be open but direct access will be impacted. Citizens are advised to avoid these areas impacted by the construction beginning Wednesday, March 12. Construction completion is anticipated by the end of next week, weather permitting.


Ten outdoor fitness stations are located along the perimeter trail around Lake Trashmore. Six LifeTrail stations are designed for active, older adults to help improve posture and balance as well as increase strength.


World-renowned Mount Trashmore Park encompasses 165 acres and is comprised of two man-made mountains, two lakes, two playgrounds, a skate park and vert ramp, and multi-use paths. The main mountain, Mount Trashmore, now 60 feet in height and 800 feet long, was created by compacting layers of solid waste and clean soil. Recognized for its environmental feat, this former land fill features a water-wise garden that boasts xeriscaping which requires minimal water.


For more information about the construction project affecting the fitness stations and multi-use trail at Mount Trashmore Park, please contact Amy Woodson in Parks & Natural Areas at 385-0400.


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