|Construction starts on new bike path|
|Thursday, 06 December 2012 12:16|
The Skyline Trail is only one part of a much larger Vision Fund project, though, scheduled to begin in 2013. The landscape designer for the Parks and Recreation Department says this project will develop an official multi-use trail system that is accessible, safe, fun and sustainable. Landscape Designer Alex DeSmidt says, "It will provide access to visitors, the community that lives here and it's basically a wilderness park in the middle of Downtown Rapid City. And it will be open to hikers and bikers, at the same time it will be very similar to Hanson-Larsen and they've kind of set the stage for building a great park facility." DeSmidt says they have more than $900-thousand dollars to develop the trail system. He says there is no final completion date set in stone but he expects it to be at least a few years.