Washington County developing regional trail plan
Thursday, November 16, 2023
Come spring 2024, Washington County will have a better idea of what a future multiuse trail could look like that would connect three popular destinations: Hardwood Creek Regional Trail, Big Marine Park Reserve and William O’Brien State Park.
The county is developing a long-range plan for a future regional trail to be called Glacial Hills. The process began last spring. The county hosted its first open house this week to gather community input, and plans to host another open house in early 2024.
“A long-range plan is a planning document that helps provide a vision for the regional trail and the whole system, not just in Washington County but throughout the metro,” said Washington County Planner Andrea Rehm. “It’s an opportunity for the public and other local agencies to participate in the development of a regional trail and that’s really helpful to our partners because when they can have clear expectations of how a trail will develop, it helps them plan their own projects accordingly.