New paths and bridge connect two sections of the pedestrian and bike paths.
Mayor Fraim will officially cut the ribbon and open the trail to the public, on Friday, September 18 at 6:00 p.m. at the new bridge along the trail. This new section, which crosses Lambert’s Creek, runs behind the Mallory Country Club and Weyanoke Sanctuary up to Jeff Robertson Park.
“The Elizabeth River Trail provides pedestrians and cyclists a safe space to explore nature in an urban setting,” said Darrell R. Crittendon, Director of Norfolk’s Recreation, Parks and Open Space (RPOS).
Visitors to the trail have the opportunity to explore numerous Norfolk landmarks, such as Harbor Park, Fort Norfolk, Chelsea Business district, the U.S.S. Wisconsin, and much more.
The event is free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to walk or ride their bikes to the event.
The Norfolk Department of Recreation, Parks & Open Space (RPOS) enriches the quality of life for Norfolk residents by providing a full spectrum of recreational programming for youth, adults and special populations. RPOS maintains over 100 City parks, 18 recreation centers, four computer resource centers, three neighborhood service centers, five specialty centers, six pools, eight cemeteries, over seven miles of beaches, and a number of playgrounds and athletic facilities. More information, can be found at visit www.norfolk.gov/rpos, or Facebook.com/NorfolkRPOS.