A groundbreaking ceremony will be held on August 22, 2019, for the West Manchester Senior Trail and Nature Park. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Normandie Ridge Senior Living Community in York.
West Manchester Township, in collaboration with Normandie Ridge, will develop four acres of land located between the Normandie Ridge Senior Living Community and The Greens at Westgate Apartment Complex, along Kenneth Road. The park features a fully handicapped accessible parking area and trails including a paved figure-eight walking path.
Fran Ashby, Vice President of Donor Relations and Philanthropy at Normandie Ridge, said, “We’re using the natural environment to create a serene park where people can enjoy walking, wildlife and nature. We did a focus group with West Manchester Township residents and learned they want a peaceful place to exercise and appreciate nature, its sounds and sights.” The park will include benches and picnic tables. A fall 2019 opening of the park is expected.
The park has received community financial support, including York County Community Foundation’s Hahn Home Fund for Embracing Aging, the Memorial Health Fund, Powder Mill Foundation, UPMC Memorial Hospital and Normandie Ridge.
The public is invited to attend the groundbreaking. Refreshments will be available after the presentation. More information on the West Manchester Senior Trail and Nature Park, along with renderings of the trail, can be found online at: www.NormandieRidge.org/naturepark-.