POS staff has completed the reconstruction of a beloved 3.5-mile stretch of trail running along both sides of the Amazon Creek from Hilyard Street to Frank Kinney. Hiding under a fresh cover of bark is the new rock base that will provide long-term stability and allow year-round use. Two new footbridge crossings will help increase neighborhood connectivity.
Following next summer’s Olympic trials, staff will begin work completing the full Amazon Trail reconstruction. The footprint of this popular trail will not change, but we will be adding a thicker rock base as well as replacing the lighting, stretching station, shelter and mile markers. Funding for this second phase of reconstruction will come from the 2018 Parks and Recreation Bond and system development charges.