No Trails Day Party In Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation is postponing the annual celebration of National Trails Day, which is recognized as the first Saturday in June, until a later date, said Rec Director Phil Fleischmann.

He told CSN, “We’re in the process of developing a TrailsFest concept in partnership with the Friends of Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation. This new event will provide a fun trails-based experience and may be planned to coincide with a celebration of improvements being made to the Bolin Creek Trail. These improvements include the completion of a 500 ft. connector beneath Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., replacement of the bridge decking on all of the bridges from that area east to the Community Center and public art enhancements. Work is ongoing with completion expected by mid-summer.

“Since we won’t have an in-person event June 6, we are exploring the possibility of adding a trails-based activity to our slate of virtual programs and information sessions on Parks and Recreation’s Facebook page, chparksrecreation. We encourage area residents to engage with us on social media as staff collaborated to provide a variety of different and engaging programs online.

“We’re fortunate that our trails and greenways have remained open during the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage everyone to continue enjoying the trail network while practicing social distancing by staying at least 6 feet away from other users.”