Winter is coming. While popular television may have changed this phrase in the minds of many to a different meaning, Parks and Recreation staff use the phrase to prepare park areas for winter. Here’s a few tips for winter park use:
Park and trailhead restrooms are now closed for the season.
The following trail loops are plowed for winter walking: North Ridge Park for a .92 mile loop, and Coralville Youth Sports Park for a 1.25 mile loop.
Clear Creek Trail is not plowed so that snow shoeing and cross country skiing can be enjoyed on this trail segment.
Trails are only plowed around local schools. Sharrow accommodation roadways are plowed curb to curb for bicycle commuters and side paths (overwide sidewalks) are also plowed by either the adjacent business or by City.
Sledding is allowed in parks and at Brown Deer Golf Club when hills are fully covered in snow. The City does not inspect or monitor any sledding areas. Proceed at own risk.
Persons using playgrounds in winter months when mulch or fall protection is frozen do so at own risk.
Creekside Cross and Brown Deer Golf Club are open post snow fall for cross country skiing.
Woodpecker Singletrack Trail and Creekside Cross are open for fat tire bicycle winter riding.
Dress in layers, carry a cell phone, use lights and high visibility clothing, and be safe out there!