HERITAGE WAY MULTI-USE PATH

OPENING CEREMONY

SATURDAY, October 1, 2002

Greetings:

Please join the Wethersfield Conservation Commission on Saturday, October 19, 2002 to mark the official opening of Wethersfield's Heritage Way, a multi-use path that connects the Community Center and Mill Woods Park. We will gather at the Wintergreen Woods Parking Lot at 10:00 a.m. Refreshments will be served.

Wethersfield’s Heritage Way is a multi-use path that connects many of the Town’s existing recreation facilities and open space areas. Heritage Way occupies both off-road paths on town-owned land as well as existing roadways that are enhanced with safety signs. It accentuates historic points of interest, enhances recreational opportunities for residents and visitors, and promotes safety for pedestrians and bicyclists.

The Conservation Commission first proposed development of a bike path in 1991. The initial proposal called for placing the path along the then-abandoned railway adjacent to Beaver Brook. A re-design of the path in the late 1990's called for a loop within town on existing roadways as well as town-owned land. Phase One of Heritage Way is now complete, and the Conservation Commission looks forward to the implementation of additional phases that eventually will stretch approximately eight miles within Wethersfield.

The Conservation Commission thanks the Town Council as well as Mike Turner, Town Engineer; Kathy Bagley, Director of Recreation and Parks; and, Joe Hart, Director of Physical Services for their perseverance and energy in designing, supporting, constructing and maintaining Heritage Way. We also thank the Wethersfield Police for their assistance in designing and policing the path to ensure the safety of Town residents.

We would be honored if you would join us on October 19th at 10:00 a.m.

Sincerely,

Andrew L. Wizner, Chairman

Town of Wethersfield Conservation Commission