Our annual Spring Clean-Up is just around the corner! Each year Platte River Trails, Keep Casper Beautiful, and the community gather to prepare our trails for the busy summer season. Between the long Wyoming winters and the strong Casper wind, our trails take a toll. Come join us on the trails for some much-needed cleaning and maintenance (+ a little sunshine)!
With so many things to do in Casper, Wyoming it’s hard to know where to start! Let Platte River Trails be your guide for the summer! Our new, 2022 Trail Map is on the horizon, and will offer trail users a guide to our popular trail system, including the fun amenities that come with them, plus new connections and extensions. Soon you’ll will have an updated map of all the Casper trails and their amenities right in your back pocket.
If you’ve been waiting for the perfect opportunity to support your local trails, this is the year! Platte River Trails Trust is celebrating 40 years of community trail building in 2022, and we have exciting programs and events that will put you and/or your business front and center.
2022 is a milestone year for Platte River Trails Trust. We’re celebrating 40 of community trail building and on February 16, 2022, we kicked it off with our Virtual Annual Meeting. Together, our staff and board shared our organization’s 2021 accomplishments, plans for 2022, and projects on the drawing board that will significantly expand our trail system throughout the county. Appearances from two special guests rounded out the meeting, giving attendees even more to look forward to in the coming years.
Planning to visit Wyoming in 2022? Whether you’re here for a short time or are a seasoned resident, Casper is abundant with convenient outdoor recreation, and the Platte River Trails Trust works hard to provide access to all our beautiful open spaces via our community trail system.
The Paradise Valley to Robertson Road bridge project is the Platte River Trails Trust’s long anticipated effort to extend the river trail to Casper’s westside. Our goal for the bridge is to provide safe, convenient nonmotorized trails to west-side Casper, specifically connecting neighborhoods to amenities like shopping, school, work, and more. The bridge will also provide access to open spaces for those in the area looking for outdoor recreation opportunities close to home. With your help, we can complete this last funding push and bring the PV to Robertson Rd. Bridge to fruition.
As we quickly approach the season of giving thanks, Platte River Trails Trust wants to extend our immense gratitude to our community. Our supporters have made it possible for us to do more to connect our community through trails. Together with our partners, our organization works hard to provide a network of trails that provide safe, non-motorized transportation and outdoor enjoyment opportunities in and around Casper. We are so thankful for the support of the community in our pursuit of this mission.
The changing of the weather often inspires reflection on the past season and ambitions for the one ahead. Platte River Trails did just that at our Strategic Planning meeting on October 9th. Board and staff members met at the West Fork Lodge on Casper Mountain to plan and organize for the One Cent #17 referendum on the ballot in November of 2022.
The Platte River Trails Trust is excited to unveil the newest trail connection in Casper! The Morad to Mountain Plaza Shopping Center Trail will allow trail users to utilize the trail in Morad Park, travel safely across CY avenue into to the Mountain Plaza Shopping Center and destinations on the west side of Wyoming Boulevard including the Wolf Creek neighborhood and more.
2021 Riverfest, presented by Foss Motors, is right around the corner and the Platte River Trails is more excited than ever to provide an afternoon of brews, family-activities, and merriment this Saturday, August 21st. What can you expect at this year’s event? Check out all the fun details below!