Virtual Trail Walk
- Join Jack and Miles as they take you through their trail recommendations.
While Monona is known for its wonderful lake loop, natural surface connections and singletrack trails can be difficult to find. Natural surface trails, singletrack trails, and bike optimized park facilities encourage access for a range of trail users and riders from the occasional enthusiast to the serious athlete. Natural surface trail networks are shown to improve community health, create equitable access, increase youth engagement, and drive positive economic impacts.
Recent studies show the positive impacts of trails close to home. In general, these studies show that close proximity of trails to one's home and neighborhood provides easier access and greater use, which results in improved physical and mental health. Additionally, in a 2011 study, the American Heart Association found with each $1 of trail construction directly results in $3 of medical cost savings. The process of trail planning, construction, and use is a catalyst for community immersion. Examples include neighbors engaging in public infrastructure improvements, trails connecting residents to nearby gathering spaces and businesses, and trail-based events attracting nearby and community residents. Trail beautification art projects and volunteer trail maintenance days also bring the community together in a positive manner.
The City of Monona Parks & Recreation Department wants community participation and feedback regarding Maywood Park and the addition of a mountain bike trail on the northwest side of the park.
should take approximately five minutes to complete. Please respond by Thursday, February 25 at Noon. Thank you in advance for your participation!