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  • Writer's picturePort Huron Recreation Dept.

Ribbon cutting ceremony for Sanborn Park Multi-Use Trail at Sanborn Park on June 28 at 4 p.m.

Updated: Aug 31, 2022

Community members are invited to join the Port Huron Parks and Recreation Department for an outdoor ribbon cutting to celebrate the addition of the Multi-Use Trail at Sanborn Park Nature Area at 4 p.m. on June 28, 2022.

We'll be handing out FREE goodie bags and the McLaren Port Huron Foundation is offering free helmet fittings and free children's helmets! Limited quantities are available.

The unpaved, natural surface trail is available for walkers, joggers and riders of nonmotorized bikes of all ages to enjoy. Beginner-level bike riders are recommended to stay on the outside loop of the trail. For more experienced riders, two inner BMX lines are available to ride with a ride-around feature for the hills.

“During the summer of 2022, we saw a resurgence of outside play, particularly outside city parks, and we wanted to create more interesting opportunities for that. After visiting other communities with similar bike trails, we were excited to offer this to our own community. With help from the City of Lapeer, we completed the trail in April. We hope everyone enjoys it,” said Melanie Chandler, co-supervisor of the Port Huron Recreation Department.

Finalized in April of 2022, the trail was constructed inside the Sanborn Park woods in just over one month. TrailSense, LLC., who built and designed the trail, was awarded the contract through a city bid.

With the guidance and counsel from TrailSense, LLC. and Friends Of The St. Clair River, environmental considerations such as protection of flora and fauna and the removal of invasive species like multiflora rose and Japanese barberry play an important role in this project. For example, the mature trees in the Sanborn Park woods have been mapped thanks to the efforts of Friends of The St. Clair River. Neighborhood feedback was also taken into consideration.

The Sanborn Park Multi-Use Trail is located at 1919 Sanborn St. in Port Huron near the Sanborn Park play structure. The main entrance is located east of the playground.

The Sanborn Park Multi-Use Trail is funded by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Fund.


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