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18th National Trails Symposium Quad Cities October 19-22, 2006

Trails for America: Every Where, Every Way, Every Day!

Mobile Workshop Details


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The Cross-Country Trail at Crow Creek Park in Bettendorf Iowa


Date: Saturday, October 21
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $20.00 (includes box lunch)

Here's a great opportunity to see what the challenges were in developing and now maintaining a multi-use trail in an urban setting. The Cross-Country Trail at Crow Creek Park in Bettendorf Iowa was developed in 2001 as part of a major expansion of the Crow Creek Park area. When the City of Bettendorf acquired an additional 54 acres in 1995, plans began to be developed to complement the existing 80-acre Crow Creek Park. A 4-field baseball complex and a 3-field soccer pitch were the main components of the active use area planned for the new parkland. The remaining area of land was planned to be left in its natural state -- with the idea of developing a trail to be used for cross country running.

This workshop will discuss the design challenges in developing a trail in an urban area, the trail's evolution into a multi-use amenity, and the challenges presented in maintaining the trail. Cyclocross Racing, which is sort of a cross between road biking, running, and mountain biking, is one of the activities that have used the trail for several years, and a demonstration of the sport will take place at the workshop.

This trip involves travel by bus to various sites and includes short sections of crushed-rock trail. Special arrangements can be made if additional assistance is needed.

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