A pedestrian trail that will link the Saucon Valley School District campus with Polk Valley Park in Lower Saucon Township is nearing completion, township manager Jack Cahalan announced at township council's April 4 meeting.
The connector trail parallels Polk Valley Road, and crosses a township-owned property where the Herman House formerly stood.
Cahalan told council that he plans to schedule a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the trail's opening later this month.
He suggested scheduling the ceremony for April 20, to coincide with the school district's official launch ceremony for the planned Saucon Valley Environmental Education Center.
The education center will abut the school district campus, in between the middle and elementary schools and Polk Valley Park.
"Ultimately, (the trail) will have some connection to this environmental education center," Cahalan said.
He explained that an assembly focused on the plans for the environmental education center will be held in the Saucon Valley Middle School gym, and tours of the site will be offered from 11am to 1pm on April 20.
"That could be a good time to cut the ribbon on this connector trail," he added.
Councilwoman Priscilla deLeon agreed.
"I think that's a good idea, because you want to do these things when there's a lot of people there," she said.
Council president Glenn Kern asked Cahalan to coordinate with school district officials to schedule the ribbon-cutting at an appropriate time.
Council members and public works staff--who helped construct the trail--are expected to attend the ceremony.
Cahalan said paving of the connector trail will take place the week of April 16.