Construction on Ann Arbor’s Gallup Park Loop Trail to begin in April
ANN ARBOR – A section of the Gallup Park Loop Trail is in need of repair and will be under construction starting the first week of April. Work on the segment, between the canoe livery and the boat launch, is set to be completed in early June if weather permits. City staff will put up signs and barricades to direct trail users away from the work zone. Trail users riding, walking, cycling or commuting along the path are asked to follow the posted detour. “While the temporary closure is an inconvenience to users, the replacement of the pathway is intended to provide longer-term durability,” the city said in a news release.
Take a hike with these March Ann Arbor park walks
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Looking to get out of the house but don’t quite know what to do? Every Saturday in March., the organization is hosting organized walks at parks and nature areas around Tree Town. Throughout March, featured walks will be held on:Participants can win Visit Every Park prizes from Parks & Rec, including frisbees, a walking club patch and a T-shirt, for walking at different numbers of parks. Masks should be worn and community members are encouraged to stay six feet away from those not in their own household. After completing their walk, community members can take this survey and give feedback about the program.
Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation to host weekly walking club
Go on a socially distanced walk with Ann Arbor Parks & Rec. Happening weekly, the A2ParkWalks will happen at different parks and nature areas around Tree Town. Natural areas and paths are not cleared or salted so participants should consider carrying walking sticks/or poles, according to the A2ParkWalks website. Masks should be worn and community members are encouraged to stay six feet away from those not their own household. AdWalkers are encouraged to take this survey after each walk and tag #a2parkwalks on their social media posts.
City of Ann Arbor seeks input on new pedestrian project in Bandemer Park area
ANN ARBOR – Having just completed the Allen Creek Railroad Berm Project, the city of Ann Arbor is now setting its sights on the creation of a new pedestrian tunnel beneath the railroad near Bandemer Park. City officials and Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission staff will hold a public online meeting Wednesday, Dec. 2 to share project goals, refined design based on feedback from residents and the feasibility study recommendations. They will also open up the meeting for public comment after their presentation. City and county officials will also share a proposal to extend the Border-to-Border Trail through Barton Nature Area. For more information about the project, click here.
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Heat in Metro Detroit: Read this before walking your dog today
DETROIT Most everybody loves walking their dog. But when the weather gets hot, you need to be aware that hot pavement can injure your furry friend. However, I suspect that the red brick or blacktop surfaces could get hot enough to cause your dog some pain. Heres a suggestion: Instead walking your dog on the pavement, walk him or her on the grass next to the paved surface. Dont let the heat dissuade you from taking the dog (and yourself) out for a little exercise.
Southeast Michigan to develop multiple walking, biking projects
Published: March 22, 2020, 11:40 am Updated: March 22, 2020, 11:51 amDETROIT – A dozen walking and biking projects in southeastern Michigan will share $6.5 million in funding. The southeast Michigan Council of Governments says funding will come from the Transportation Alternatives Program. Projects include more than $1 million for a greenway shared-use trail in Washtenaw County’s Pittsfield Township and $1 million for an Island Lake State Recreation Area trail connection in Livingston County’s Green Oak Township. The council supports coordinated local planning with technical, data and intergovernmental resources. It serves Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.