The City of Snohomish is pleased to celebrate the opening of our Centennial Trail Extension on Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 9 a.m.-Noon. A dedication by Representative Rick Larsen, Mayor Karen Guzak and other key players is scheduled for 10 a.m.
This $2.5 million dollar trail and park project was almost entirely funded by federal grants. These grants were only available for trails and other transportation enhancements. The project fills in a missing gap in Snohomish County’s thirty-mile-long Centennial Trail, part of a growing regional multi-purpose path network. It is anticipated that the new trail will provide a convenient alternative to driving and will help reduce air pollution and traffic congestion in town, and promote community health through walking and cycling to destinations such as the Boys & Girls Club, Senior Center, library, skate park and play area. The City’s trail section is the result of working partnerships between the City of Snohomish and Washington State Department of Transportation, Puget Sound Regional Council, Snohomish County Parks Department, US Environmental Protection Agency and Federal Highway Administration.
Come early to explore a Community Day event showcasing local service agencies, sports organizations and other community groups and to participate in mini-health fair featuring local service providers.
Bring your bike and join a community bike ride following the dedication. Cyclists can choose from two routes: a short one (suitable for younger children) to historic downtown Snohomish and a longer one to the Machias trailhead and back or visitors are encouraged to take a walk on the trail following the dedication.
To showcase your group or if you are a local health provider and would like to register for the health fair, contact Debbie Emge at email@example.com or 360-282-3197.
Snohomish, Washington is committed to promoting vitality and preserving character. As one of the oldest cities in Snohomish County, Snohomish has a current population of 9,200. Established in 1859, the city is located thirty miles north of Seattle. Snohomish's historic business and residential districts are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Recent developments make Snohomish one of the best places to live, work and experience life. See more on the city’s web site at www.ci.Snohomish.wa.us.