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Boardman Lake Trail Ribbon Cutting May 8

by Missy Luick
Friday, May 1, 2015

May 1, 2015

 

MEDIA RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Contact: Missy Luick, City of Traverse City, Planning and Engineering Assistant, (231) 922-4778

Trail Ribbon Cutting Planned

Boardman Lake Trail: May 8

TRAVERSE CITY-  The City of Traverse City plans to celebrate the completion of two trail projects: Boardman Lake Trail and West End Beach Trail and Access Project on May 8 and May 15 respectively. The community is invited to attend both ribbon cutting events to commemorate the completion of these important projects. Both projects are great additions to the Traverse City recreation and transportation network.

Boardman Lake Trail:  May 8, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

On Friday, May 8, 2015 at 3:00 p.m., the extension of the Boardman Lake Trail will be celebrated. Representatives from the City of Traverse City, Grand Traverse County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and Michigan Department of Natural Resources will speak at the event. The event will take place at the new recreation area that can be accessed from Lake Avenue. On-street parking is available. Bike racks are located at the recreation area.

The Boardman Lake Trail project extends the existing multi-use trail to 14th Street and includes both a trail along the lakefront and an upland trail for an approximate total of 4,400 linear feet of new trail. The project included the creation of a small lakefront recreation area with a gazebo, seating, deck and floating dock with kayak/canoe watercraft launch. In addition, the project includes a trail connection to Lake Avenue that links Old Towne and Central neighborhoods to the Boardman Lake Trail and recreation area.

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The City of Traverse City is located in Grand Traverse County, Michigan. Traverse City was incorporated in 1891 as a Village and in 1895 as a City. It encompasses 8.09 square miles and has a population of 14,674 (2010 Census).