December 19, 2012
We're cooking right along :)
Phase 4A is now open from the community center to the Bluff. This is a lower line that parallels THE LAYOVER.
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Happy Holidays to you and yours. Enjoy the trails!
November 28, 2012
Long time no update :)
Make sure you head here for the latest: http://www.facebook.com/groups/roanokeparktrails/
So we've made a ton of progress since June. The Layover was not good this summer :( I apologize to everyone for opening that trail, but I did not plan or think we'd go 42 days at the Park between significant rainfalls. After some moisture this fall, I've been able to re-work a lot of the tread and I am really proud of how it has turned out now. After some vegetation grow in next spring and and summer, it will be a very aesthetically pleasing addition to the park.
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November 17, 2011
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November 26December 10----Planned start of trail construction work!January 28 **March 10--Big workday! Lunch will be served afterwards.
October 13, 2011
To clarify a few things about the upcoming workday:
*We will not be clear-cutting anything! Only honeysuckle will be targeted. We may do some corridor work, but it should be mostly clearing honeysuckle and maybe lopping a branch or two. ABSOLUTELY NO cutting of GOOD NATIVE TREES will be done. The reason for the bigger saws is that some of the honeysuckle is massive and handsaws just won't do it.
Also a quick note about trail building...there is an initial environmental impact when trails are first constructed. However, we use no power tools (other than the occasional chainsaw or weedeater), ABSOLUTELY NO CHEMICALS (for trail building...honeysuckle is another story), and once the trail is cut in, we let nature take back over the outlying areas. I design the trails to minimize erosion, vegetation/tree loss, and to be fun for hikers and riders both. If you have any questions or concerns please let me know.
More good news:
From the Pitch...
Roanoke Park is "Best Comeback"!!!
Eric Rogers, neighbor, is best advocate for creating BikeWalkKC!!!
Volker Bikes, 39th and Bell, is named best bike shop!!!
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Enjoy the park, and stay safe. While Kansas City's mask mandate has been lifted, our area's vaccination rate and the emergence of new variants calls for maintaining caution to reduce transmission. Please enjoy the park responsibly by spreading out. The Westport-Roanoke Community Center is open again with normal hours after its recent construction closure. Please click their link above and call for the latest info. Here are the latest KCMO COVID-19 updates from the city. To avoid damaging trails, check Trail Status before biking or hiking off road. ("Rozarks" = Roanoke Park's 2.5 miles plus Rosedale's 3.5 miles.)