Through a partnership with Maricopa County, the Town of Queen Creek opened 1.3 miles of new trails at Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre, 20646 E. Riggs Road.
The 1.3 miles of trail cover nearly 80 acres of the former landfill site. The trails are 10-feet-wide multi-use paths that connect to the town’s wash trail system, providing a productive use of the space that benefits the community. A town video is here.
“We are thankful to Lonny McCleve for applying for the grant through Maricopa County,” Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney said in the release. “Maricopa County generously provided the funding for materials with Town staff completing the work. A special thanks to both our grounds and streets crews for their hard work resulting in additional recreation opportunities for our residents.”
There are limited uses for former landfill sites, with the passive trails planned to create a positive use of the area. Additional improvements to the site include benches for residents to enjoy one of the best views in Queen Creek.
“This project is an example of the quality growth that is happening in Queen Creek and the region,” Maricopa County Supervisor Jack Sellers said in the release. “Maricopa County is proud to play a part in getting here today, we provided a $750,000 grant for the construction of this project. This is just one of the many examples of how our governments are working together to get thing done for the people we serve. I look forward to our continued partnership with the Town of Queen Creek.”
For more information regarding Queen Creek’s parks and extensive trail system, go to QueenCreek.org/Parks. To stay updated on news, follow the town on Facebook @QueenCreek and Twitter @TownofQC.