Ribbon Cutting Set for December 12 to Celebrate Progress on Grant Wood Trail
The City of Marion will host a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, Dec. 12 to celebrate the completion of two new segments of Grant Wood Trail stretching from 31st Street east to Highway 13. The ribbon cutting will take place at 12:30 p.m. on the trail near the intersection of 35th Street and 4th Avenue, north of the Centex station in Marion.
The Grant Wood Trail is a collaborative effort between the Federal Highway Administration, City of Marion, Linn County Conservation Department and Linn County Trails Association for the construction of more than 1-mile of hard surface trail leading east into rural Linn County.
The City completed a section of the Grant Wood Trail from 31st to 35th Street, and with other partners, built the trail from 35th Street to Highway 13. Concurrently, the Linn County Conservation Department is completing a paved section of the Grant Wood Trail to Waldo’s Rock Park as well as a granular surface to Oxley Road.
Long term plans include extending the Grant Wood Trail east to the Linn-Jones county line, and west into Cedar Rapids to connect to the Cedar Valley Nature Trail.
The Marion Parks and Recreation Department maintains the city’s trail system year-round. This newest segment will officially open following the ribbon cutting.