RJSP VIP Committee Heard from Ski Community

Post date: Feb 19, 2011 2:44:9 AM

The "VIP" Committee created by MOA Parks and Rec has now met twice with their third meeting coming up on February 23rd between 6 and 8 p.m. at Williwaw Elementary. We will be working on reviewing a spreadsheet of everyone's "top priorities" concerning the Park.

Last meeting the Committee heard from Lars Spurkland representing the East High Ski Team, Brian Jones representing Junior Nordic, and Clif Reagle representing SkiJax.

Brian's presentation included the following points:

    • Jr Nordic is in the park weekdays in Winter 6:30 - 7:30 and 10 - Noon on Saturdays - 50 to 100 skiers

    • There is a lack of off-season maintenance - dirt surface trail has frost heaves and dirt mounds up in the middle of the path

    • Trails need consistent winter grooming

    • They would like lighted trails in a loop

    • They would like curly part of the trail {north side} to be groomed and lit

    • A formal trail-head is needed on the North side of the park with a kiosk and a park map

    • Soccer fields should be groomed in the winter for skiing

    • The NSAA might be willing to maintain the trails

Lars and Clif talked about the need to have the trails lit as well as the need for additional signage.