Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Town Trailhead and Ice Rink Community Meeting

There will be a community meeting regarding the Winthrop Town Trailhead and Ice Rink tuesday, November 14th, at 5:30pm at the Winthrop Barn. This is a community informational meeting in support of a Town Trailhead and Ice Rink Project to be completed by July of 2007. The project is a cooperative effort between the Methow Valley Sport Trails Association (MVSTA), Winthrop Ice and Sports Rink (WISR), and the Town of Winthrop.

In recent surveys of public opinion in Winthrop and the Methow Valley, trails and recreation development were among the highest ranked priorities. The current project is land purchase and construction of a permanent winter ski trailhead and ice rink. MVSTA has had a generous year-to-year easement on private land for the "Town Trailhead" for many years. However, due to the construction of a new hotel and cabins on the previous year's trailhead parking area, the "Town Trailhead" will have no permanent home without this project.

The project needs community support in the form of donated labor, materials, and funds to be successful. Please attend this meeting to find out how you can help make this project a reality.

For more information please contact: Winthrop Town Planner Rocklynn Culp at 996-2320 or Janice Dickinson at janice@winthroppt.com