The Cañon City Area Recreation and Park District received a Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Grant to have the Mile Youth Corps (MHYC) work in John Griffin Regional Park this July and early August.

The MHYC will work to remove dead trees that are on the ground, leaning, or still standing along the Riverwalk Trail and Middle Trail in the park, starting at Reynolds and heading west. This work will begin on July 13 and conclude on Aug. 6.

Due to the nature of the project, there will be periodic trail closures and alternate routes will be suggested using the three different east-west trails. There is a significant amount of work to accomplish over the four-week period and the cooperation of the public is very much appreciated.

When you use the Riverwalk Trail System in John Griffin Regional Park, please do not enter areas that are closed, instead use one of the other trails. Any closures will occur at cross trail sections so you can easily detour around the work area.

The Recreation District thanks GOCO and MHYC for their help in improving John Griffin Regional Park by removing dead trees.