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Bloomington Opens Trail At Cascades Park

Bloomington plans to link the Cascades Park Trail with the city’s larger trail system.

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    Bicyclists rode from downtown Bloomington to the opening of the Cascades Trail.

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    Photo: Kylee Wierks/WFIU-WTIU News

    Bloomington Park and Recreation Director Mick Renneisen and Mayor Mark Kruzan help Elijah Baron cut the ribbon to open the Cascades Park Trail.

Bloomington is celebrating another milestone in connecting the city’s trail system.

Bike enthusiasts and residents commemorated the opening of a new trail along Cascades Park today with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Elijah Baron did the honors.

“I’ve been biking on these trails and I just love to bike,” he says. “I really wanted him to experience the ribbon cutting because we’ve been on this trail several times.” map of Cascades Park Trail

The Cascades Park Trail is less than a mile in length, but eventually it will connect to the city’s larger trail system.

“Today is a eight tenths of a mile section that becomes the first phase of what we hope will become many additional phases adding to the length of bikeable, walkable and other uses rollerblading and so forth trails in our community,” Bloomington Park and Recreation Director Mick Renneisen says.

The trail begins at the Sycamore Shelter, runs north alongside the Cascades Golf Course, crosses North Walnut and ends near the Ferguson Dog Park.

An additional 1.9 mile planned trail represented by the dotted line will connect the Cascades Trail to the south and run northwest along the golf course.

Kyle Clayton

Kyle Clayton is a WFIU news producer. He is currently studying journalism at Indiana University and comes to WFIU following an internship in the fall of 2011. After serving in the U.S. Army, he returned home to Indiana in 2008 to begin his education and pursue his interests in writing.

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