Skating trail takes shape in Walkerton's Lobies Park

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BROCKTON – There’ll soon be a new outdoor recreation option for area residents – the skating trail in Lobies Park.

The exact date the trail will be open for use – probably sometime this week – depends on the weather. However, Mark Coleman, Brockton’s director of community services, said with colder, more seasonal weather expected later this month, people should get at least a month or more of use out of the trail.

The idea for the trail emerged when the municipality was looking for more outdoor recreation opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding was provided by Bruce Power.

The concept has proved popular in other areas, although it’s relatively new around here.

Coleman said the trail will be supervised to ensure safety, and public health protocols including those regarding numbers of users will be strictly adhered to.

Users will have to register ahead of time.

The trail will be open during specific daytime and evening hours. For the latter, lights are being installed. It should provide an active, new way to enjoy one of the area’s loveliest parks.

People are urged to use the trail only when it’s open, for reasons of safety.

Pauline Kerr, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Walkerton Herald Times