05-22-21 DeLeon Springs Trail Ribbon Cutting

Media contact: Pat Kuehn, CPRC
Community Information Specialist
386-822-5062, ext. 12934

Trail Ribbon Cutting Set for May 22

Walkers, joggers, inline skaters, bicyclists and people with disabilities now have another mile of trail to enjoy in West Volusia.

The Volusia County Council will cut the ribbon for the newest segment of the Spring-to-Spring Trail at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 22, on the west side of DeLeon Springs United Methodist Church, 265 Ponce DeLeon Blvd., DeLeon Springs. Parking will be available in the church’s parking lot.

Members of the DeLeon Springs Community Association will hand out refreshments and giveaways. The River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization will set up an informational booth, and the St. Johns River to Sea Loop Alliance is planning a 10-mile round-trip bike ride beginning at 9 a.m. at the Fichter trailhead. For more information about the bike ride, contact Maggie Ardito at info@river2sealoop.org.

To RSVP for the event, contact Pat Kuehn at 386-748-3989 or pkuehn@volusia.org.

The 1.2-mile trail segment runs from Baxter Street to U.S. Highway 17. With this new segment, Volusia County has completed 21 miles of the Spring-to-Spring Trail. When complete, it will stretch 27.2 miles from DeLeon Springs State Park to Green Springs Park. The Spring-to-Spring Trail is part of the partially completed 260-mile St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop, which travels through Volusia, Flagler, Brevard, St. Johns and Putnam counties.

The $1,543,800 trail segment was built with $550,337 in local funds and $993,463 provided by SUN Trail, which is overseen by the Florida Department of Transportation. The contractors were Halifax Paving, which constructed the trail segment, and Built-Rite Construction, which developed the sidewalk along Ponce DeLeon Boulevard.

Learn more about Volusia County’s growing trail system at www.volusia.org/trails.