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Cut the Ribbon, let the fun flow at Amoco Park June 17th

(Casper, Wyo.) - Flowing river, you know what that means! Fun along the river and the North Platte White Water Park! (Safety and Life Jackets Required). The Platte River Trails Trust (PRTT) Board of Directors would like to invite the public to a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly completed Amoco Park Trailhead project on Friday, June 17th at 4:30 p.m. “Tourism in Wyoming is at an all-time high, and given Casper’s central location in the state we believe trail infrastructure encourages visitors to linger a bit longer here which is good for our economy. In addition, our community trails are a great asset for all of us who live here and want a place to exercise, walk the dog, kayak, fish or just enjoy the beautiful vistas and the North Platte River from the trail. Plus, we know from current evidence, that urban river parkways can improve physical, mental, and community health, and that they are particularly important in offering opportunity for 'green exercise'—physical activity in the presence of nature” says PRTT Executive Director, Angela Emery.” Amoco Park is now one of the most popular trailheads along the river trail. This project involved the creation of designated parking spaces in the lower lot, including two clearly identified handicapped spaces, as well as a turnaround route for cars and smaller busses. ​ In addition, the trail on the north side of the trailhead, along 1st Street, was reconstructed. These improvements were made possible by a grant from the Wyoming Department of Transportation TAP program and a grant match from Optional One Cent fund. Local firm, Grizzly Excavating, was the project contractor under the supervision of Inberg-Miller Engineers. For more information on upcoming trail events and projects visit the Platte River Trails Trust website, www.platterivertrails.com or call the Trails office, 577-1206. #oilcity #whatshappening #news