FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Derek Harms
Phone: (217) 544-1751 ext. 1000
SPRINGFIELD PARK DISTRICT AND SPRINGFIELD PARKS FOUNDATION TO CUT THE RIBBON TO NEW SHELTER AT THE INTERURBAN TRAIL
Interurban Trail, Springfield IL 62703 I 1629 Woodside Rd I GPS 39.7203738, -89.6803615
[Springfield, IL] - The Springfield Park District and the Springfield Parks Foundation have partnered together once again to construct a shelter along a section of the Interurban Trail. The shelter will be located about halfway between the Hazel Dell parking lot and Woodside Road.
The new 10’x10’ shelter is an improvement that will enhance the experience of families, children, and community members using the Interurban Trail.
The shelter offers a refuge from inclement weather that has a roof covering and a place to rest or relax while using the trail system. The location of shelter offers a serene woodland setting overlooking a perennial stream, which is rare in Springfield. To boost the serenity around the shelter, native woodland flora is being introduced to enhance an already appealing view. Also, an active rail line is adjacent to the shelter providing train enthusiasts an astonishing view.
We are excited to cut the ribbon to this brand-new shelter at the Interurban Trail Shelter on Wednesday, April 26th at Noon.
“This new shelter is a great addition to the Interurban Trail. It will provide the community with a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the scenery along the Interurban Trail.” – states Leslie Sgro, President of the Springfield Park District Board of Trustees.
“We are proud to once again work with our dedicated volunteers, sponsors, and stakeholders to raise the money to build this shelter. We are happy to work with the Springfield Park District to make this project a reality. We look forward to it being a place of refuge for all that use the Interurban Trail.” – states Rianne Hawkins, President of the Springfield Parks Foundation.
Plan to join us on Wednesday, April 26th at 12 pm to cut the ribbon to the Interurban Trail shelter and test it out for yourselves!
For more information on this topic and any other Park District related items, please visit our website at www.springfieldparks.org