NEWS RELEASE

 

October 2, 2012

For Additional Information:

Shelly Houston, Meridian Mayor’s Office

(208) 489-0531

 

Pine Avenue and Bradley Street Connected by

Pathway in Meridian

 

Meridian, ID – (October 8, 2012) – The City of Meridian Parks & Recreation Department will host a public pathway dedication of the Five Mile Creek Pathway from Pine Avenue to Badley Avenue (Segment H1) on Monday, October 8, at 1:30 p.m.  The ceremony will take place where the pathway meets Pine Avenue in Meridian.  

 

Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd explains, “Having places to go with family and friends is a priority in Meridian. This section of the Five Mile Creek Pathway will provide new recreation opportunities for our citizens and connects neighborhoods to our downtown.”  

 

The event will feature a ribbon-cutting ceremony.  Speakers will include Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd and Meridian Parks & Recreation Commission President Phillip Liddell, along with Meridian Parks & Recreation Director Steve Siddoway as the emcee. Parking for the ceremony will be available at the Meridian Community Center located at 201 E. Idaho Avenue with free shuttle service to and from the ceremony site and light refreshments will be provided.

 

Commission President Phillip Liddell states, “Pathways are a high priority for the Meridian Parks & Recreation Commission.  We are focusing on improvements to the Five Mile Creek area as a high priority greenbelt for other pathway connections to tie into.  This new pathway segment, while only .53 miles by itself, is a critical link in the overall pathway network that we are working to develop.”

 

The bicycle and pedestrian pathway segment to be dedicated runs west along the Five Mile Creek on E. Pine Avenue; then heads northward, parallel to N. Cathy Lane and N. Cathy Avenue; and ends at E. Badley Avenue.  This project was funded through the Community Development Block Grant program.

 

For more information or questions about this event, the public can contact Rachel Myers of the Meridian Parks & Recreation Department at 888-3579.

 

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The City of Meridian is located at the center of the Treasure Valley in southwest Idaho, minutes from the State Capitol. Founded as a farming community in 1893 and incorporated as a city in 1903, Meridian is one of Idaho’s largest and fastest growing cities whose mission is to be a premier city to live, work and raise a family. As the home to many young families, Meridian is a vibrant community that has garnered national recognition being selected in 2012 to Money/CNN’s list of “Top 100 Places to Live in the U.S” and in 2010 by Family Circle Magazine as one the nation’s “Ten Best Towns for Families.” For more information about Meridian, visit www.meridiancity.org.