Ribbon-cutting for extended Queen Creek Wash trail set for Oct. 17

A recent project extended the existing Queen Creek Wash trail at Desert Mountain Park, connecting the Queen Creek Wash Trail to the Crismon Road Alignment. The Oct. 17 ribbon-cutting will be held at the eastern portion of Desert Mountain Park, 22201 S. Ellsworth Road. (Courtesy of town of Queen Creek)

A recent project extended the existing Queen Creek Wash trail at Desert Mountain Park, connecting the Queen Creek Wash Trail to the Crismon Road Alignment. The Oct. 17 ribbon-cutting will be held at the eastern portion of Desert Mountain Park, 22201 S. Ellsworth Road. (Courtesy of town of Queen Creek)

 

The town of Queen Creek will officially open the renovated Queen Creek Wash trail by conducting a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17.

The recent project extended the existing multi-use trail at Desert Mountain Park, connecting the Queen Creek Wash Trail to the Crismon Road Alignment. The ribbon-cutting will be held at the eastern portion of Desert Mountain Park, 22201 S. Ellsworth Road.

Preceding the ceremony, the community is invited to take a horse ride along the Queen Creek Wash trail. Following the ceremony, residents are invited bicycle, run or walk the paved path; light refreshments will be provided, according to a press release.

The project is a joint partnership with the Federal Highway Administration and the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The 2-mile expansion of the Queen Creek Wash Trail is an essential component of the Queen Creek Parks, Trails and Open Space Master Plan, connecting more than 20 areas of Queen Creek and providing regional connectivity to the town of Gilbert, San Tan Mountain Regional Park and Pinal County.

The multi-use trail functions in a similar capacity to the current trail system from Hawes Road to Power Road; there is a 10-foot wide paved asphalt path along the top of the wash bank and a natural sand trail at the bottom of the wash. The trail is intended to accommodate pedestrians and equestrians with the appropriate separation.

For additional information about capital improvements in the town of Queen Creek, visit its website.

 

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