The city of Chester today hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of Eyre Park Levee Walk.
Attendees included Chester City Council, the Stormwater Authority of Chester staff, representatives from the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and the East Coast Greenway Alliance, personnel from the city’s Parks department, Lisa Gaffney, Executive Director of the Chester Economic Development Authority, Upland Borough Mayor William Dennon’s wife, and the city’s engineer.
Lizzie Hessek, Program Manager for the Pennsylvania Environmental Council spoke on behalf of the Circuit Trails and highlighted the significance of the new trail to the network. “The Circuit Trails is a network of over 800 miles of trails currently in development across the region, and Chester is an important node,” said Hessek. “The Levee Trail is part of the Chester Creek Trail – a major recreational corridor in Delaware County that will safely connect residents to the East Coast Greenway along the Delaware River. The Circuit Trails Coalition is committed to creating equitable, inclusive public spaces that work to dismantle systemic environmental injustices. We are privileged to work with the residents, staff, and elected officials of Chester to provide more opportunities for people in the city to spend time in nature”