“When the park is finished, coming up on one side of the perimeter of the park will be a hairpin turn on the cross country trail, said City of Lebanon Engineer Kevin Krulik. “On the other side there will be a separate trail that would be a skills portion of the trail. Something that has a few more riding features, more challenging, more intermediate to expert level riding. So this will be a neat venue here, when the park is open. I am looking forward to seeing young families and young riders coming in and making this turn on one side, and see more advanced riders on the other. It’s a neat spot.”
“Preserving as much of the natural features as we could was extremely important,” said Krulik. “We scoured every inch of the property, flagging unique land features, flagging unique trees, flagging things that we wanted to be able to ride near. Also, we knew there were areas we wanted to avoid. More sensitive areas, where the ground may be wet. We want to avoid those areas, so we aren’t damaging. We really want to work with nature as we ride through this park.”
As part of the effort to preserve the nature that currently exists within the former landfill property, Krulik said he was surprised to locate a large rock in the area.
“It’s the size of a car,” said Krulik. “There’s no reason for this rock to be here, other than the glaciers must have moved this rock from somewhere to the north. This rock, in places, is 20 feet long and 6 feet tall. When we were walking the site and found this rock, we said, ‘Oh we have to something fun out of this.’ We are bringing the path to this rock, and this will be one of those advanced riding features, where you will ride up a rock bridge or wooden bridge to the top of this, and down the other side.”