Gateway Gazette

Trail Connection Between Calgary and Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park In The Works

Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation (GRPF) is leading the initiative to raise funds to connect the Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park trail system to the City of Calgary.

“With the exciting news that the City of Calgary is building their trail system to the provincial park boundary, we’re fundraising to complete the eastern trail that will link the two trail systems. This will provide the long anticipated connection to Calgary. If we can raise the necessary funds, we can start construction in the spring, with the goal to have the trails connected for visitor use in 2016,” said Susan de Caen, Executive Director of the GRPF.

“Calgary Parks is working with the provincial park and the foundation to complete the last remaining link through Haskayne Park, which would complete the connection from the City of Calgary through to the Town of Cochrane,” said Doug Marter, Manager, City of Calgary Parks, Planning and Development. “Once completed, this route will also form part of the Trans Canada Trail network and will allow users access to some of the most spectacular parkland and vistas the Bow River Valley has to offer.”

The forecasted cost to complete the eastern trail within the park is $350,000. The foundation has committed funding from Alberta Trail Net and Trans Canada Trail and is actively fundraising. Funds from “The Ride for the Ranch” fundraising trail ride and dinner on September 13 will be dedicated to this project.

For ride information visit www.grpf.ca/ride or to donate visit www.grpf.ca/donate

About the Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation

The GRPF was established in 2007 as a partner in the development of Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park. Through a partnership with the Alberta Government, the GRPF provides visitor services, public programs, and fundraises for the provincial park. For more information visit www.grpf.ca

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