"Trail Safety Days," a special program focusing on safe practices when using the Forest Preserve District of Will County's trails, will be offered at three different preserve locations in May, August and October.
Walkers, bird watchers, runners, cyclists and roller-bladers are invited to attend one of these events to learn how to share and enjoy the trails safely. Personal best practices, sharpening trail awareness and the rules of trail usage will be explored. "Trail Safety Days" will run from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at these preserves:
A different community small business partner will be on-site at each event with activities and merchandise. Partners include Sumbaum Cycle
of Joliet, FnA Bicycles
of New Lenox and Spokes
of Naperville. Plenty of event giveaways will be available. Forest Preserve Police will also be present to talk with trail users and answer questions from the public.
The programs will be held in the parking lots of Black Road Access
, located on the north side of Black Road, 0.25 mile east of Interstate 55 in Joliet; Hickory Creek Barrens, located on the east side of Schoolhouse Road, north of Route 30/Lincoln Highway in New Lenox; Centennial Trail at Schneiders Passage, on the north side of Romeo Road/135th Street, east of Route 53 in Romeoville.
Take this opportunity to learn how to enjoy the Forest Preserves recreational trails safely. You might discover tips to enhance your time in the preserves while helping to ensure a safe trail experience for all.