February 2017 News Archive

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Icy trail conditions

February 3, 2017 11:03 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

With the recent fluctuations in temperature, trails are icy in parks and across the city. In many cases, the packed snow on the trails has melted and refrozen, creating very icy conditions.

The City clears snow and manages ice along 23 km of the 120 km of trail within its park system. The remaining 98 kilometers of trails within the park system are not cleared of snow or ice in the winter. Although these sections of trails are not maintained, they offer opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or fat biking in the winter.

A map of the winter maintained trails is available here.  

Residents are reminded to exercise caution and prepare for slippery conditions when using the trails in the winter.

Red Deerians are encouraged to use the maintained trails and avoid park staircases, boardwalks, and trails with packed snow and ice. Ensuring that you have appropriate footwear that includes ice traction devises is also strongly recommended.

For more information, please contact:
Trevor Poth
Parks Superintendent
Recreation, Parks and Culture

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