Trails Gathering


Thursday, September 23 2021


Starr Gennett Building

101 South 1st Street,

Richmond, IN 47374


Trail advocates, managers, and enthusiasts consider joining us for the upcoming trails gathering September 23. You do not want to miss the education, excitement, and opportunities that await you. The gathering will provide trail updates from DNR, updates from the Greenways Foundation, mini sessions with hot topics you don’t want to miss and a panel discussion with city council members and park board members on “What is important when advocating for your trails and greenway systems?” And lastly, a guided bike/walk tour through three different connecting trails.


9:30AM – Check in

10:00-10:15AM – Welcome from IPRA and Richmond Mayor Dave Snow

10:15-11:00AM – Trail Updates from the Department of Natural Resources

Presented by Amy Marisavljevic and Mark Becker, IN DNR

11:00AM-11:30 AM - Updates from The Greenways Foundation and Federal Trail Funding

Presenter: Mitch Barloga, President, The Greenways Foundation

11:30AM-12:00PM – Mini Session – Trail Programming

Presenter TBA

12:00-12:45PM – Lunch

12:45-1:15PM – Mini Session – Trail Trends

Presenters: Mitch Barloga, The Greenways Foundation and Angie Pool, Cardinal Greenway

1:30-2:30PM – Panel Discussion - What is important when advocating for your trails and greenways?

Panelists: Gary Turner VP of Richmond Common Council, Bill Engle Richmond Common Council and RPRD Council Liaison, Dakota Collins Richmond Parks and Recreation Board

2:30-3:00PM – Mini Session – Trail Maintenance

Presenter TBA

3:05PM – Closing Announcements

3:15-5:00PM – Guided bike/walk tour

Richmond, Indiana is bursting with new trails and want to share them with you. Wayne County Cardinal Greenway Director, Brian Schleeper, will lead anyone that would like to see these up-close. The tour will go South towards the City of Richmond's Gorge Beautiful Trail then back through the historical Starr Gennett area. The tour will traverse on North through the famous Wayne County Veterans Memorial Park that boasts a Huey Helicopter in the sky, beautiful and memorable monuments for all branches of the military, M60 Tank from Howe Military Academy, and brand new connector trail that is being built. The tour will travel down the Cardinal Greenway which is the longest rail trail in the State of Indiana that spans 5 Indiana Counties. The ride will stop briefly at Springwood Lake Park, all travelers are welcome to tour on their own. Additionally, a 1 mile of trail will officially open on Sept 10th along the North End of town which is part of the National Road Heritage Trail and can be visited as well.

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