Red Deer’s newest Waskasoo Park trail offers some bird’s-eye views of the city. It runs along the Highland Green escarpment, between Howarth Street Close and 60th Street. More information is available on reddeer.ca. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Red Deer’s newest Waskasoo Park trail offers some bird’s-eye views of the city. It runs along the Highland Green escarpment, between Howarth Street Close and 60th Street. More information is available on reddeer.ca. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

PHOTO: New Red Deer trail offers hikers a bird’s-eye view

It links Howarth Street Close with 60th Street

Red Deer’s newest trail offers some bird’s-eye views of the city.

The trail was created along a Highland Green escarpment, between Howarth Street Close and 60th Street.

There’s also a new asphalt trail linkage from 60th Street & Riverview Avenue, through the Riverside Meadows Central Park site, to the lower Highland Green walkway (58 Ave & 61 St).

This long planned tie-in to the Waskasoo Park system was part of the Riverside Meadows redevelopment plan from 2009. It was designed to provide area residents with a green-way linked to other park trails.

“It will be a great recreational resource and have some amazing views,” at the top end of the escarpment, city parks manager Trevor Poth stated.

The entire walk is about five kilometres.

For more information about Waskasoo Park trails , please visit reddeerca

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