City of Deltona Plans Dedication of Lakeshore Loop Trail
DELTONA, FL – 10 Mar, 2017 – The City of Deltona will soon dedicate a new walking and bicycling trail that is more than half a mile in length, as it follows the north shore of Lake Monroe. A mid-March dedication is planned for this trail that links the City’s Thornby Park to the County’s Green Springs Park.
These two nature-based parks are located on the longer County River2Sea trail, and the new Lakeshore Loop Trail will provide visitors a new route in front of the Community Center and Boat Ramp Park along the Lake Monroe shoreline.
While on the trail, the main sensory experience will be nature based. A majority of the trail is under the centuries old oak tree canopy that lines the north shore of one of the largest lakes in central Florida, Lake Monroe. And the wildlife in the canopy includes many birds on the life-lists of avid and casual birders.
Safety and comfort for visitors was a key goal with the trail design. Two new footbridges span natural drainage canals, tying directly to the 12’ wide, 6” thick concrete pathway. The walkway construction was modified to be thicker for tree root protection, to ensure the historic palm and oak trees would not be adversely affected.
The Lakeshore Loop Trail cost $630,000 with the funds coming from the City, Volusia County and the State. Planning began seven years ago, and construction started in October 2016.