Come Celebrate the Urban K&P Trail Opening on Saturday

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KP TrailOn Saturday June 10, the city will come together to celebrate the opening of the urban K&P Trail in Douglas Fluhrer Park.

Beginning at 11 am, the event will feature a ribbon-cutting ceremony, a performance of the K&P Ballad by Roger James, and the dedication of a park bench to Douglas Knapp – a steadfast advocate for the K&P Trail.

The 6.4 km urban portion of the K&P Trail is paved and stretches from Douglas Fluhrer Park through to Kingston’s Inner Harbour and Old Industrial area and then up to Binnington Court. There the urban trail connects to the gravel rural K&P Trail and runs for another 15 km up to Orser Road.

“Generations of Kingstonians will enjoy this scenic route along the old Kingston & Pembroke rail line that unites the city’s urban and rural areas – and its past with its future,” said Mayor Bryan Paterson. “We are proud to be opening the urban K&P Trail in Canada’s sesquicentennial year.”

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The public is invited to walk the trail on opening day and the first 200 people at the park will be offered a free hotdog and drink from the You Found Us HDC.

There will be a ballot to fill in for the chance to win a Wellness Pass offering full use of the facilities, along with drop-in fitness and aqua fit classes, at both the INVISTA Centre and the Artillery Park Aquatic Centre.

The Utilities Kingston Water Buggy will also be on hand in the park to fill-up your water bottles. Note that no motorized vehicles are allowed on the trail, aside from farm vehicles.

For more information about the trail check out the City’s K&P Trail pamphlet.

UPDATE: The City of Kingston has posted the following video to show more about the Urban K&P Trail:

Photo source: K&P Trail pamphlet