latte County breaks ground on Prairie Creek/Running Horse TrailSeveral witnessed the ground breaking of the new Prairie Creek/Running Horse Trail Friday. The seven-mile trail is the first step in Platte County’s 300-mile trail system plan. The Platte County Commission broke ground at the trail site, which is located south of Platte City on Running Horse Road, on Friday.
The ground breaking represents the first development of trails from the county’s Northland Trails Vision Plan and highlights the public/private partnerships that were a promise from the sales tax initiative approved by voters in 2000.
Running Horse trail is part of a planned county-wide trail system spanning more than 300 miles. Additional trails will be developed through the county’s long-range plan. The Running Horse route was determined to be a “priority” trail in the Northland Trails Vision Plan and considered a major focus for sales tax funds.
The complete Running Horse trail, which will stretch through 7.8 miles of Platte County hills and flatlands, will ultimately link to other trail routes that lead to the Platte and Missouri Rivers. “This trail is a wonderful reminder of the beautiful parks and recreation additions the county plans to make with funds from the sales tax initiative,” Brian Nowotny, Platte County Parks and Recreation director, said.