Thursday, December 11, 2008
Riders: The Public is Invited to a Workshop and Open House on Proposed Trail Changes - The City of Tallahassee Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs will host two public meetings so citizens may review and comment on proposed changes to bicycle and pedestrian trails in Tom Brown Park and Lafayette Heritage Trail Park. The changes include rebuilding and improving the Cadillac and Magnolia mountain bike trails. At the meetings, the public may offer their input on the proposed changes. City staff will be present to discuss the proposed trail revisions as well as a proposed application for funding through the state Recreational Trails Program. A public on-site workshop and trail walk with Woody Keen, president of the design company Trail Dynamics, will be held Saturday, December 13 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those wishing to attend need to meet at the Magnolia Trailhead, adjacent to the BMX track in Tom Brown Park. The workshop will discuss sustainable trail design, current problems, opportunities, potential facility improvements and other ideas. A public open house will be held on Tuesday, December 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Community Room at the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs main office, 912 Myers Park Drive, directly across from the Myers Park and Pool. This meeting is an opportunity for the public to provide the department input as well as receive information about the proposed project. Interested citizens are welcome to attend both the workshop and the open house at any time during the designated hours. For more information about the open house, how to participate in the workshop and for the location of the group at various times during the day, please call Chuck Goodheart at 933-6631 or the parks office during business hours at 891-3866. The City’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs maintains both trails. For more information on these and other City trails and parks, please visit Talgov.com. Contact Chuck Goodheart, Parks and Recreation, 933-6631 or Bill Behenna, Communications, 891-8533 To receive news releases delivered straight to your email, sign up for the Talgov.com Email Subscription Service.