OLYMPIA – June 30, 2015 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to an event celebrating the grand opening of the Rocky Reach Trail near Wenatchee.
The celebration is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 9, at the soccer field near the Rocky Reach Trailhead at Lincoln Rock State Park, 13253 State Route 2 E., East Wenatchee. (Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/KMLMW)
The event will include a speaker ceremony featuring state and local officials and members of the Complete the LOOP Coalition. Participants are encouraged to take along walking shoes or bicycles and helmets to explore the trail after the grand opening ceremony. Refreshments will be provided by Cascade Subaru of Wenatchee and the Complete the LOOP Coalition.
LINK Transit also is partnering with State Parks to provide a bus for tours of the trail for those with disabilities or who are mobility-impaired.
The Rocky Reach Trail is a 5-mile non-motorized recreation trail that connects the Apple Capital Loop Trail in East Wenatchee to Lincoln Rock State Park. The trail will provide pedestrian and bicycle transportation as an alternative to busy highways and also will benefit area tourism by expanding recreational opportunities along the Columbia River. The multi-phase project took place over a period of 20 years and cost $3.75 million in capital bond funds, with grant support from Chelan County Public Utility District and donations from the Complete the LOOP Coalition.
More information about the Complete the Loop Coalition is here: http://www.completetheloopcoalition.org/
About Lincoln Rock State Park
Lincoln Rock State Park is an 80-acre camping park on the eastern shores of Lake Entiat, created by Rocky Reach Dam on the Columbia River north of Wenatchee. The park is popular for its expansive lawns, picnic facilities, shade trees and opportunities for water recreation such as swimming, boating and water skiing. For more information about the park, visit: http://www.parks.wa.gov/541/Lincoln-Rock.
About Washington State Parks
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages more than 100 state parks and properties totaling approximately 120,000 acres. The Commission provides a variety of recreation opportunities for citizens and provides stewardship protection for a diverse array of natural, cultural and historic resources. State Parks’ statewide programs include long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation.
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