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Red Deer Trails reopen after flooding recedes

April 5, 2019 3:26 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Four sections of Red Deer’s riverfront trails have reopened after flooding caused them to close nearly a week ago.

Between March 29 and 31, The City closed four sections of riverfront trails due to isolated flooding and ice debris buildup. The ice jam that caused the initial flooding has broken and the flooding along these trails has subsided. Parks staff have removed the ice buildup and debris from the trails and following inspection, removed the barricades.  

The following trails have re-opened for public use:

  • the trail between 67 St and Three Mile Bend
  • ‪the trail next to Lions Campground from 67 St to 49 Ave
  • the trail from the CPR Pedestrian Bridge to Bower Ponds and
  • the trail from Great Chief Park (Kiwanis Picnic area) to The Heritage Ranch Pedestrian Bridge

These trails are safe for use, but trail users are reminded to use caution as some sections may be wet, muddy or slippery. Temporary warning signs are in place for trail users.

For more information, please contact:

Trevor Poth
Parks Superintendent
The City of Red Deer

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer

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