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City of Kissimmee Announces Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Shingle Creek Regional Trail Phase 1

Post Date:11/07/2016 4:14 PM

The City of Kissimmee and Osceola County announce the Shingle Creek Regional Trail North Phase 1 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.  The ceremony will be held at the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum, 4155 W. Vine Street, Kissimmee, Florida 

Shingle Creek Regional Trail (SCRT) is a multi-use recreational trail being developed through cooperation between the local governments of the City of Kissimmee, Osceola County, the City of Orlando and Orange County. When fully constructed, it will span 32 miles through one of Florida’s most traveled urbanized areas. This trail will become part of an extensive trail network that extends from Kissimmee to Wekiva Springs State Park, and from Orlando to Mascotte.  In its entirety, it will serve as a key north-south connector in a larger regional trail network that includes the West Orange Trail, South Lake Trail, Cross Seminole Trail, and Seminole Wekiva Trail.. The Phase 1 portion of the project, opening to the public on November 10, is a 1.5 mile segment at the heart of the larger project.  The project was funded through FDOT at a cost of $3,085,032.

The Phase 1 portion of the project opening to the public on November 10 is a 1.5 mile segment at the heart of the larger project.  The multi-use trail connects with The Paddling Center, the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum, and Pioneer Village.  It includes many amenities including free parking in numerous locations, a 14-foot multi-use path adjacent to the Shingle Creek, boardwalks and many scenic areas for nature lovers and photographers.  The path is dog friendly (leashes please) and will be open from sunrise to sunset. Cycling enthusiasts are encouraged to bring their bicycles for the opportunity to ride the newly opened trail.

Following the ribbon cutting ceremonies, come experience the Osceola County Historical Society’s Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek http://osceolahistory.org/ who are celebrating Pioneer Days http://osceolahistory.org/event/25th-annual-pioneer-day/

For more information please contact Randy Schrader at 407.518.2244 or email Public Information Office at pio@kissimmee.org 

 

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