The new Jarvis Lions Walking Trail, completed in August, wends its way for one kilometre through the Jarvis Lions Park.
Fully accessible and suitable for bikes, strollers, scooters and wheelchairs it features benches and motion sensitive solar lighting for added convenience, safety and security amid trees for shade.
The $220,000 project, in partnership with Haldimand County, has been two years in the making, intended to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday and 100 years of Lions International service. The official groundbreaking was held June 12 at the Lions ballpark.
The trail was originally intended to be completed in two phases but community support for the initiative made sense to do it all at once, according to project co-chair Lion Rick Fess. Haldimand County approved the club’s request to extend the pathway to the Jarvis Lawn Bowling Building for barrier free access.
Wabisa Mutual Insurance Company presented the Jarvis Lions with a $10,000 donation to the Walking Trail commemorating their 150th Anniversary.
Four days after the sod turning, Wabisa Mutual Insurance Company gave the Lions a shot in the arm with a $10,000 donation to commemorate their company’s 150th anniversary. On June 20th, Montague Construction started work on the trail.