October 3, 2017 – More than 1,500 students, parents and teachers will converge on Ken Reid Conservation Area Wednesday, October 4 for the annual Trillium Lakelands District School Board Cross Country meet.
“We want to let the public know that parking will be limited, as will access to many of our trails as Ken Reid hosts this annual cross country meet,” explained Conservation Areas Acting Coordinator John Hale.
The cross country meet includes students from primary through senior grades and takes place all day.
“Due to the volume of traffic there will be marshals assisting with parking,” explained Mr. Hale. “Given the number of students and pedestrians along the roadways and trails in Ken Reid Conservation Area, I want to urge visitors to be patient and cautious when entering and exiting the conservation area.”
All vehicles entering Ken Reid Conservation Area, whether for the dog park, cross country meet or trail use, are required to pay and display for parking. Parking at Ken Reid Conservation Area is $2 per vehicle.
“The $2 parking fee at Ken Reid Conservation Area helps support the year-round operating and capital costs of the conservation area,” explained Mr. Hale. “We appreciate all of our conservation area visitors helping to support the ongoing costs of operating, maintaining and improving our conservation areas.”
In the event of thunder and lightning, the cross country meet will be held on Thursday, October 5.
Visitors are encouraged to watch the Kawartha Conservation Facebook and Twitter accounts for updated information Wednesday morning, October 4.