Trail Maintenance and Preservation
maintaining trail durability and accessibility
60+ Miles of Scenic Trails in Warner Parks
The impact on the Warner Parks trails system has nearly doubled in the past few years, with an estimated 1.5+ million visitors to Warner Parks annually.
Our plans for trail maintenance and preservation include reparations to the following: stonework and designs consistent with the original “WPA” style built by the Works Progress Administration, paved roadways, parking areas, pedestrian bridges, and primitive trails.
Warner Parks Trail Restoration
In collaboration with Tailored Trails LLC, we are restoring 8 bridges and 22+ miles of primitive trails throughout Warner Parks. The restoration crew will refurbish our existing trail system including bridges, signage, trails, and connector points.
With a full trail restoration, our goals are to…
- Improve trail durability and repair damage
- Restore natural drainage patterns
- Reduce and mitigate erosion
- completed, september 2023 100% 100%
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SWEAT – Special Work Education and Trails
Our SWEAT Team makes improvements to the Warner Parks’ hiking trails, organic gardens, footbridges, landscaping, and facilities. In return, they gain valuable knowledge and team-building experience in organic gardening methods, trail maintenance techniques, use of landscaping tools, the natural history of native plants and animals, impact of invasive species, and natural area management.
We have SWEAT Crews working in the Warner Parks in the Winter and in the Summer, thanks to the generosity of our donors and Park Partners.
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Warner Parks Restoration Projects
A project to restore Warner Parks grasslands and meadows, in the spirit of Warner Parks founder and dear friend, Clare Armistead.
Jim Nantz joined the ribbon-cutting celebration after a year-long restoration of the Percy Warner Golf Course in Percy Warner Park.
Local scouts have made a huge impact on resource management in Warner Parks. Here are a few of their latest projects!