Polk Trails Newsletter
November 2021
Laura Baird is the Outdoor Programs Coordinator. She will be handling all trail maintenance and volunteer workdays for the county, in addition to running new programs, including hikes, campfires, etc. We are still in the process of hiring a permanent director...know anyone who would be great? Have them apply by downloading the application HERE!!

Every month, community stakeholders meet to share updates about area trails. The meetings are open to the public and will be in person this month! Send us your questions and updates ahead of time if you can't make it!
Please note the location & time change:

MONDAY November 22, 2021 05:30 PM
@ Picnic Shelter across from Stearns Gym, 76 North Peak St, Columbus
We will have a fire going; bring your trail updates and some room for S'mores!

Most trails, if they are open, may not have public facilities that are open, so check ahead of time. If you are sick, PLEASE stay home. If a trail is crowded, please travel to a different spot so you can practice social distancing. Other trail courtesies also still apply: keep dogs on-leash, take your trash with you, etc. Thanks for doing your part!

TUESDAY, November 23, 2-4 pm @ ICC/Library Loop Trail
TUESDAY, November 30, 2-4 pm @ Alexander Ford
TUESDAY, December 7, 2-4 pm @ Rec Complex
TUESDAY, December 14, 2-4 pm @ Tom Raymond Fitness Trail
(meet @ Gazebo)
TUESDAY, December 21, 2-4 pm @ Alexander Ford

If you would like to help us with trail work, please contact lbaird@polknc.org and we will let you know when additional workdays are scheduled. If you feel safer working on your own, feel free to walk a trail, picking up trash and moving small branches from the trails. Please don't cut any branches; if a trail needs more attention, email lbaird@polknc.org and we will take care of it or bring it to that trail manager's attention.

We manage trail work days, various partnerships and other trail-related initiatives in the county.
NEW!!! The online calendar has been updated for the month of November...check it out!
E-Mail contact information for us: lbaird@polknc.org