DELTONA, FL – 18 Mar, 2017 – The City of Deltona dedicated its new walking and bicycling trail on a bright and brisk morning on March 15th. The City Commission and staff hosted the outdoor dedication ceremony at the edge of the historic tree canopy that shadows the Lakeshore Loop Trail.
Mayor John Masiarczyk welcomed the more than fifty invited guests who represented Volusia County, neighboring municipalities, chambers of commerce, environmental and historical groups as well as eco-tourism organizations. They and local area residents were on hand to witness as the City and its project partners officially opened the ten foot wide concrete pathway with the snip of a ribbon that spanned the width of the Trail.
The Lakeshore Loop Trail is almost a mile in length, following the north shore of Lake Monroe, as it links the City’s Thornby Park to the County’s Green Springs Park. These two nature-based parks are located on the longer County River2Sea trail, and the new Lakeshore Loop Trail will provide visitors to take a detour along the Lake Monroe shoreline.
While on the trail, the main sensory experience will be nature based. A majority of the trail is under the centuries old oak tree canopy that lines the north shore of one of the largest lakes in central Florida, Lake Monroe. And the wildlife in the canopy includes many birds on the life-lists of avid and casual birders.
Safety and comfort for visitors was a key goal with the trail design. Two new footbridges in the Trail span natural drainage canals, additionally the construction of the trail walkway was modified to ensure the historic palm and oak trees would not be adversely affected.
The Lakeshore Loop Trail cost $630,000 with the funds coming from Volusia County and the State. Planning began almost three years ago, and construction started in October 2016.
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