Recently reminded of just how lucky we are to live in Red Deer

Just a few days ago I was walking through part of Kerry Wood Nature Centre and it was a wonderful experience and a great reminder of how fortunate we are to live in Red Deer.

This City has a remarkable trail system that connects so many great areas and offers citizens the chance to truly enjoy nature.

I am not aware of many other cities that offer such an extensive and beautiful system. It is extremely well designed and maintained.

My only disappointment is that more people aren’t out enjoying something that is there for all of us and something that doesn’t cost a penny.

I would encourage all Red Deerians to explore this wonderful facet of our community.

Other areas that I noticed that are worth checking out are Bower Ponds, Heritage Ranch, MacKenzie Trails, the Rotary Park area and the many paths that just simply follow the river. Who knows, you may even come across some wildlife.

As I said, we are very fortunate to live in a community where this is available. Thankfully City planners many years ago were forward thinking about the need and benefits that this would provide citizens. And our City planners today continue to think this way as we see trails being developed in the new communities as well.

Bravo to the City of Red Deer!

Mable Motiuk,

Red Deer