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Spring 2015 Update

Winter 2014 Newsletter

Groundbreaking News Article

Spring/Summer 2014 Newsletter

November 2013 Update

January 2013 Update

September 2012 Update

April 2012 Update

Trail Project Points of Interest 


Shingle Creek Trail 7.16.15 Presentation

Shingle Creek Regional Trail Presentation 7.16.15 

Shingle Creek Regional Trail Section 2A

Shingle Creek Regional Trail Section 2B

If you have questions or comments regarding the SCRT, or would like to be added to our contact list for future project updates, please contact:

Jackie VanderPol, Public Information Officer - jv@thefulcrumintl.com 407.228.1747

or

Randy Schrader, City of Kissimmee Senior Planner - rschrade@kissimmee.org 407.518.2244

President Obama recently included Shingle Creek on America’s Great Outdoors list and it was named as the Shingle Creek National Wildlife Refuge, which will be managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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PROJECT DETAILS
The 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.Creek 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.

Completing the SCRT will significantly increase outdoor opportunities and ecotourism for bikers and pedestrians in urban Central Florida. It will also connect the public to the growing areas of protected land along the Shingle Creek watershed. These parcels connect to form a regional linear open-space park, creating even more opportunities for recreation near the Shingle Creek water body – the northernmost headwaters of the unique Kissimmee – Okeechobee – Everglades ecosystem.

The City of Kissimmee, in partnership with Osceola County, has initiated the SCRT Project (with assistance from FDOT’s Local Agency Program) for initially analyzing potential trail alignments and for subsequent design of various trail segments. The initial project, referred to as the North Area Project, focuses on the corridor from the Osceola / Orange County line to U.S. 192 (Vine Street). A second public meeting will be scheduled later in the year to address the South Area Project. The proposed trail will include 12-foot wide horizontal, pedestrian and bicycle trail components, including asphalt multi-use paths, boardwalks (where deemed necessary) and bridges.

Various trail amenities will be incorporated, such as landscaping, rest areas, benches, bike racks and natural viewing platforms. Near the southern terminus at Vine Street, this trail will connect to the soon-to-be completed historical museum that is currently under reconstruction. This project will employ all applicable design guidelines, such as Road and Traffic Design Standards (FDOT), Pedestrian & Bicycle Facilities Manual (FDOT) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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To ensure public input is obtained for the evaluation and recommendation of possible improvements, the community is invited to attend an introductory public information meeting/ charrette.

This meeting will follow an “Open House” format, during which graphics will be available for viewing and comments.

Representatives of the City of Kissimmee and Osceola County, along with the consulting team, will be available to receive input and answer questions regarding the various aspects of the project.

 

North Project Area - Phase I

Bike Trail Progress Photos
Amenities
Shingle Creek Phase I Aerials
Shingle Creek Expansion: Bridge Placement Article
Shingle Creek Bridge Placement Photos
Shingle Creek Progress Aerials
Shingle Creek Bike Trail Progress
Bridge Placement Update
Shingle Creek - Paddle it Before the Secret Gets Out
Shingle Creek - 12-18-2015
Shingle Creek Paddling Trails
Shingle Creek Regional Trail Update
Shingle Creek Regional Trail 2-17-16
Shingle Creek Regional Trail - Orlando Weekly