Trails Manitoba Annual Report 2018 Annual Report 2018_1 - Page 8

Member Report FAST FACTS Asphalt surface 6.7 km route length Parking: Corner of Regent Ave & Peguis St Corner of Ravelston Ave & Bradley St Transcona Bioreserve parking lot on Gunn Rd Park City West Community Club @ Hoka Ave POINTS OF INTEREST Rotary Tall Grass Nature Park – This is a rare patch of relatively untouched wet prairie that has never been ploughed. It has 0.7 kilometres of limestone trail. Train Park – During the late 1920’s Canadian National Railways embarked on a programme of home shop locomotive building, and between 1926 and 1931 constructed a total of 72 engines of which 33 were fabricated at Transcona Shops. Locomotive #2747 was the first steam locomotive to be built in western Canada. Transcona Community Bioreserve – This former site of an industrial plant has been turned into a naturalized park with more than 1.6 km of crushed limestone trails and a large patch of Big Blue Stem Grass. In the spring it is noisy with frogs. In the summer it is full of colourful wild flowers, butterflies and song birds. Cordite Trail – Is situated in a very open meadow-like field area and runs along the bank of the Cordite Ditch at the northern edge of Transcona. George Olive Park – This 16 acre nature park named for a former mayor of Transcona, has ponds, waterfowl and its own trails. The area was chosen to be preserved because it is an excellent example of a natural southern Manitoba marsh ecosystem. The city recently announced plans to build the western extension of the Transcona Trail in 2019. This is great news. Annual Report -2018 Year in Review p.8