Walk in the Park – May 28th

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Come out and enjoy a “Walk in the Park” on Saturday, May 28th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm as we celebrate the completion of the trail work in Millenium Park.

Over the last two years, a significant amount of planning, coordinating, construction and hard work has been invested into the development and refurbishment of the trail system within Millenium Park. Through the coordinated efforts of the B.O.M.B. Squad, (a local community group comprised of dedicated and skilled volunteers who are known for their trail and bridge building efforts in the backcountry), the ATV Club and Parks & Recreation Staff, the project has been completed and to celebrate the City is holding a “Walk in the Park” event on Saturday, May 28th.

The event will take place from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Recreation Complex lower West parking lot and will feature a variety of guided familiarization tours through the park that includes hikes, trail runs, bike rides, walks and even TrailRider tours. Many groups have come together to put this event together including the Powell River Trail Riders, Powell River Cycling Association (PRCA), the Naturalists, TrailRiders and more.

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Here’s the Schedule of Events:

  • 10:00 am – Welcome and Trail Familiarization
  • 10:30 am – Guide Bike Tour led by PRCA
  • 10:45 am – Guided Run & Hikes
  • 11:00 am – Guided Walk led by the Naturalists
  • 11:00 am – Guided TrailRider Tour

Bring out your family and friends and experience what Millenium Park has to offer! Some of the park improvements include:

  • Improved sight lines on all existing trails
  • New access on McGuffie Creek Trail through installation of 70 feet of new stairs
  • Improved drainage along the trail ways
  • Over 258 feet of new boardwalk was built
  • Replacement of a small 16 foot small bridge on McGuffie Creek Trail
  • 124 feet of new boardwalk on the Unaymit Trail
  • 16 foot new bridge on the Kingfisher Trail and a new 41 foot stairway
  • Over 350 volunteer hours put in by the ATV Club to help load and place new gravel and fill throughout the project
  • Construction of a new picnic site that contains two cedar plank tables and benches as well as safety handrails on the Triple Bypass Loop
  • Enhanced grooming of the Cut Connector with the addition of a new 78 foot boardwalk and improved grooming on the Campground Loop Trails
  • New connector link from the McGuffie Creek Trail to Joyce Avenue
  • All trails have been GPS’d and data provided to Tourism Powell River for the development of new maps
  • Installation of directional signage throughout the trail network
  • The construction of a new 80 foot bridge joining Kingfisher and McFall Creek Trails – supported by Marquis Excavation, tree faller Julian Welp and City Parks staff Paul Nassichuk, Brenda Powell and Mike Kaban.

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Construction Totals:

  • 592 feet of new boardwalk
  • 136 feet of new stairs
  • 3 picnic tables and 7 benches
  • two 16 foot bridges
  • one 80 foot bridge
  • 40 trail signs
  • Over 3000 total volunteer hours including 2600 hours by BOMB Squad and 350 hours by the ATV Club!

Information and Pic Creds: Powell River City Hall.

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2 Responses to Walk in the Park – May 28th

  1. Cynthia Barnes says:

    awesome ditto what George and Jan said

  2. George & Jan Orchiston says:

    Great work everyone, your contribution is appreciated by us and likely also the increased numbers enjoying the trails. Thanks!

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