Kids' 1- mile Fun Run and Atwood Trail Celebration Planned for August 27
By Barb Bennett
August 19, 2016
The newly developed paved trail and walking bridge at Atwood Lake Park is open for business! To commemorate this achievement the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) is hosting a Kids’ 1- Mile Fun Run and Trail Celebration along the newly completed section of trail on August 27 at Atwood Lake Park. This free event is for children ages 5-16. Participants in the fun run will receive a free T-shirt. Light refreshments will be provided to all who attend the event. Registration for the Fun Run will begin at 12:30 at the Atwood Welcome Center parking lot and the Fun Run will take place at 1:00. Other self-guided activities available at Atwood Lake Park include inflatables from 2:00-5:00 with swimming, hiking, and geo-caching available throughout the day.
The completion of this section of Atwood Lake Trail signifies the final leg of 0.8 miles of newly paved trail which connects the Marina West and the outer camping sites to the Welcome Center and the main park. Additional features of this newly completed 10 foot wide paved trail include a 242 foot long scenic bridge over part of Atwood Lake and installation of a canoe and kayak launch adjacent to the Welcome Center parking lot. Over 4.5 miles of dedicated trails are available throughout the park.
Free daily admission to Atwood Lake Park is available for those participating in the fun run. Otherwise daily admission is $5 per car. Atwood Lake Park is located at 9500 Lakeview Rd., NE, Mineral City.
About the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District
The MWCD, a political subdivision of the state, was organized in 1933 to develop and implement a plan to reduce flooding and conserve water for beneficial public uses in the Muskingum River Watershed, the largest wholly contained watershed in the State of Ohio. The District includes 18 counties and covers 8,000 square miles which is 20% of the state. The District’s 16 reservoirs and dams have been credited for saving an estimated $11.9 billion of potential property damage from flooding, according to the federal government. In addition, over 5.5 million customers a year use the District’s recreational facilities throughout Eastern Ohio which bolsters the region’s economy and augments the quality of life for Ohio’s residents. For more information about the MWCD visit www.mwcd.org
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