Some trails and parks remain closed over long weekend

Some Red Deer city parks and trails near the river will remain closed over the long weekend because of high river levels and fast-moving water.

Some Red Deer city parks and trails near the river will remain closed over the long weekend because of high river levels and fast-moving water.

Great Chief Park, Bower Ponds, Three Mile Bend and some adjacent trails to the river will be closed. People are asked to stay away from the river because high stream flow conditions can make the river bank extremely unstable.

“Public safety is our first priority, and we want to ensure the parks and trails are safe before we reopen them,” said Shelley Gagnon, recreation parks and culture manager in a news release.

“The river is still moving fast and crews are working hard to clean up the areas that were impacted by flooding,” Gagnon said.

For more details about parks and trails that remain closed see www.reddeer.ca

High river levels has meant relocation of some centennial and Canada Day events in Red Deer. For more details about centennial events check info@reddeer2013.ca For details about Canada events call 403-346-0055.

The city is encouraging the use of Red Deer Transit park and ride service to Canada Day festivities at Collicutt Centre. Cost is $1 for adults age 18-64, 50 cents for youth age 6-17, and 50 cents for seniors age 65 and over. Children five years and under ride free.

Park and ride buses will leave from the Memorial Centre parking lot at 4214 – 58th Street. Service will run every 15 minutes from late morning to late evening. For details about park and ride visit www.reddeer.ca

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