HyLife Donates $100K to Neepawa & Area Multi-Use Trail Park
HyLife is pleased to announce a donation of $100,000 to the Neepawa & Area Multi-Use Trail Park. The Town of Neepawa, together with the Neepawa Regional Recreation Steering Committee, is developing 40 acres into a four-season, accessible recreation space that can be used by people of all ages.
In 2019, the Town of Neepawa started upgrades to the town’s lagoon system. Clay was taken from a 40-acre parcel of land for the construction project. That left a borrow pit that needed to be converted back to a hay field once the project was completed. Around the same time, the Neepawa Area Regional Recreation Master Plan was completed. Walking and cycling paths were identified as the top three recreation needs for the community.
“The borrow pit presented the ideal canvas to not only build an important recreational space but also build community pride,” said Neepawa Mayor, Blake McCutcheon. “The trail park provides the Neepawa area with a unique outdoor recreation experience for everyone to use.”
Ready this fall, with more features planned for 2021, the park will provide free recreation to a variety of users. The park will feature walking paths, biking trails, tobogganing, bird watching, picnic areas, snowshoeing, fat biking trails, cross country skiing, and outdoor classrooms.
“This is an exciting project for the community,” said HyLife’s President and Chief Executive Officer Grant Lazaruk. “We are proud to be involved in a recreational project that our entire community will enjoy.”
“The residents of the Neepawa area will benefit from this trail park,” says Darryl Gerrard, Chair of the Neepawa Regional Recreation Steering Committee. “This new recreation space will also become a tourism draw, attracting families, cycling enthusiasts, and competitive events to our region.”
HyLife is excited to be one of the main sponsors of this community project. As a part of the primary sponsorship, HyLife has received the naming rights to the park and will release the name at a later date.