Come out next Saturday, June 2, and celebrate “National Trails Day” at Veterans Memorial Park in Barrington.
Representatives of the Barrington Land Conservation Trust, the Barrington Conservation Commission, the Town of Barrington, the Bayside YMCA and the National Park Service River and Trails Program are sponsoring the celebration. It runs from 10 to 11:30 am.
The coalition invites you to see the progress made over the past couple of years in restoring and improving the park.
You can walk a new trail. You can use the new trailhead signs as a starting point. (See Patch story.) You can learn about upcoming projects. Or you can simply enjoy spring flowers and seasonal birds.
Helen Tjader of the Land Trust often describes Veterans Park as “a jewel in Barrington’s necklace of open spaces.”
Park in the Veterans Memorial Park lot at the end of the access road that passes between the Bayside YMCA and the baseball field off of West Street.
Go to the benches that overlook Brickyard Pond and the boat launch area.
For more information or interest in becoming a volunteer, call Tjader at 401-480-8329 send an email to Helen@acornnpsolutions.com.
To receive emails of additional projects and dates, contact or Barrington Town Planner Phil Hervey at 247-1900, ext. 343.
The Land Trust also has a Facebook page.