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Westside Nature Preserve

The Trail

Originally, The nature trail was supposed to open during the Fall of 1997, but, because of a great deal of wet weather, its opening was actually postponed until the Spring of 1998.  The first few images, below, document the effects of the wet weather on the proposed trail during the Fall of 1997.

During 2001, handrails were installed along the steep slopes, three park benches were put in place, an informative kiosk was placed at the beginning of the original trail, and a second nature trail was opened- also, late in 2001, we began the process of replacing our wooden boardwalks with more durable, recycled plastic, boardwalks. During the Summer of 2002, numbered posts were placed at ten different locations and two brochure boxes were installed- containing self-directed trail guides keyed to the numbered posts.