City of Peoria Press Release
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Peoria Dedicates Long-Awaited Trail Enhancements
Peoria will dedicate the long-awaited connection between the New River and Skunk Creek recreational trails, as well as a new piece of public art underneath the Thunderbird Road bridge, on Saturday, Oct. 10, at Rio Vista Recreation Center. The newest segment of the city’s trail system will take users underneath Loop 101 and 83rd Avenue, linking the New River Trail at the north end of Rio Vista Community Park with the Skunk Creek trail east of 83rd. The artwork – a mosaic by local schoolchildren evoking "water in the desert" – is along the New River Trail as it passes under Thunderbird. The festivities will begin with a free pancake breakfast at 7:30 a.m., followed by dedication ceremonies at 8:15 a.m. Afterward, attendees are encouraged to head north on the trail to experience the new connector and south to view the mosaic.