The trails west of Millennium Park will be officially opened on Oct. 18.

The trails west of Millennium Park will be officially opened on Oct. 18.

Official opening set for Creston recreation trails and fitness equipment

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On Saturday, Creston will be celebrating the completion of the Creston recreation trails and equipment project. Starting at 2 p.m., there will be a dedication ceremony at 1414 Cedar St. (near the off-leash dog park) to officially open the new outdoor recreation facilities.

To mark this occasion, Mayor Ron Toyota, Coun. Judy Gadicke (council liaison to the Trails for Creston Valley Society), Teen Action Committee members, members of the Creston and Creston Valley Rotary Clubs, and the general public will be on hand to unveil the dedication plaque.

This event marks the addition of 1.9 kilometres of new surfaced trail and 14 different outdoor gym fitness stations to Creston’s recreational trail network. The expansion project was made possible through a grant provided by the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, in conjunction with the Town of Creston, the Rotary clubs and Trails for Creston Valley.

The new trails have been named in memory of two local residents Stephen (Steve) Hernandez and Klaus Kuhnlein, who were active community members who enjoyed outdoor recreation. Friends and family members of Hernandez will be invited to cut the ribbon to open the trail.

Following the dedication ceremony, all participants and members of the public are invited to join in the action by walking, roller blading or cycling along the new trails. Everyone will make their way to Centennial Park, where there will be a small presentation around 3 p.m. to open a second outdoor gym, and enjoy a selection of healthy refreshments.

This project furthers Creston’s sustainability objectives to enhance community life for all ages by encouraging physical activity, and to establish a network of linked trails and greenways.