Several committees have spearheaded an effort to bring a Park Trail to Walnut, Illinois. The proposed 4+ mile trail is broken down into three construction phases, which you can view below. 

Note: Trail lines may not actually depict the actual trail plan. Map is best viewed on Desktop.

 

PHASE ONE

TRAIL

The path would begin at Main Street in downtown Walnut to the Ross Preserve on Rt. 92. 

LENGTH

1.40 miles

TRAIL

The next step would be connecting the Ross Preserve to the Walnut Park District. 

LENGTH

1.26 miles

PHASE TWO

PHASE THREE

TRAIL

The trail concludes by connecting the Walnut Park District back to Main Street. 

LENGTH

1.49 miles

 

Who is organizing?

This project is being organized by the Walnut Park District, Working on Walnut Sports and Recreation Committee and the Blue Raider Foundation. 

How can I donate? 

There are several ways you can donate to the cause, whether it be land, equipment and/or monetary. Monetary donations can be sent to: Blue Raider Foundation, PO Box 393, Walnut, Illinois 61376. Please note that it's for the Park Trail in the memo line. 

Why a trail? 

The purpose of the Walnut Park Trail is to connect the diverse Park District properties with the many amenities of Walnut, including the downtown. Park Trails are a positive impact to a community because of their health, transportation, economic and environmental benefits. 

How will it be funded? 

We are actively seeking and applying for grants and also accepting donations, sponsorships and memorials. 

 

AFTER

 

Currently, we are taking donations by mail, but are exploring online options. You can mail donations to: Blue Raider Foundation, PO Box 393, Walnut, Illinois 61376. Please note that it's for the Park Trail in the memo line. 

 

BEFORE

Contact us below

CONTACT US

James Schoff, Treasurer

Blue Raider Foundation

Phone: 815-303-3010

Corey Peterson, Director

Walnut Park District

Phone: 815-303-1133

E-mail: parktrail@walnutillinois.com

ORGANIZERS

Blue Raider Foundation

RESOURCES

Tri-Fold Brochure: View Here

Walnut Park District: Facebook Page

WOW: Working on Walnut: Facebook Page

Walnut, Illinois: walnutillinois.com

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