Richmond City Trails Master Plan
Richmond City is working with Cache County and Bear River Association of Governments to create a city-wide Trails Master Plan. This plan will look at the potential for new trails in and around the city that meet the needs of local residents over the next 20 years. WE NEED YOUR INPUT! Please click the link on the flyer below to take a short survey, and tell us what types of trails you would like included in the plan.
White Pine Park
The city's newest park is White Pine Park (300-500 N along 300 East). Work on Phase 1 of the project began this summer. A larg Norwegian spruce in the southwest corner was removed due to safety concerns such as dropping branches. Several sections of the trunk were taken and will be displayed to show the rings. Lumber from the tree will be dried (5-6 years!) and then used for buildings in this park or other city parks.
In the northwest corner is a hand-dug well. A clear covering will be placed on the well with lighting in the well to clearly show the stonework of the walls. A shelter over the well will provide information.
Site plan for the park.
Below are some aerial photos of the work as of July 24th. All of the main sprinkler lines are in the ground and sod will be laid later. Trees and bushes will be planted as well. Six benches are scattered throughout the park. The sidewalks have been poured with ADA access from 300 North.
Phase 2 of the park is installing the playground equipment which will occur in 2021.
Richmond City was awarded $45,000 from RAPZ funds this year for the Phase 1 work. The work should be done by the end of August. Hopefully, the city will receive additional RAPZ funds next year to help with the playground equipment.
300 East Trail
A full discussion on the 300 East Trail (running from 500 N to 300 S) may be found in the January 21st council minutes.
The bulk of the trail project was finished in late 2019. Total cost as of January 2020 is $326,186; over half of the cost ($180,255) was defrayed by several grants. Numerous volunteers helped out; 492 service hours were reported. The city appreciates the homeowners along the trail for their cooperation and understanding during the project. Some were without driveways for weeks. Finishing touches to be done in 2020 include one retaining wall, signs, and storm water drain boxes.