Planning for Unexpected Trail Challenges
What happens when things don’t go as planned?
Presenters: Ann Rexine, Planner; Danny McCullough, Regional Trail Manager, Three Rivers Park District, Minnesota
With over 120 miles of existing regional trails and over 400 planned, Three Rivers Park District prides itself as a recreation-based facilitator of quality trails throughout the western Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area. But what happens when things don’t go as planned? This presentation will explore strategies that trail planners and implementers can retain so that when the unexpected happens, they are prepared to respond.
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