We had a very positive meeting with the director of Ella Sharp park today and members of Cascades Cycling Club about signing the trails and possibly rerouting the trails around some of the eroded areas.
I also learned some new stuff about the park today. Although, the park is in the city it does not fall under Jackson Parks & Rec. Dept. The land was donated to the city so it actually has a board of trustees that make all of the decisions regarding the park. The board meets again in June and the issue of new signage will be brought up then.
There are plans to add a large kiosk type board at the entrance to the park which will have all of the trails listed on it in the future. They will also be holding the collegiate race again in Sept. the park was really happy with the way things went last year so they are doing it again this year. He said it was really positive for the park.
The one thing we need from MMBA members is to step it up with volunteer help at this park. We told CCC that we can get a better turn out for trail days and helping to keep the park maintained. We will be scheduling a trail day within the next few weeks to clear the trail, pick up grabage, and possibly look at re-routing some of the current trail.