Ribbon Cut On Camp Street Trail

Alpha Media Ryan Piers

A new trail will make biking and walking in East Peoria easier.

The ribbon was cut Thursday to open pedestrian-friendly Camp Street Trail near the Levee District.

“This trail is along the Camp St. side of the Levee between Main St. and Clock Tower,” said City Administrator Jeff Eder.

Eder said the new trail will help residents navigate through a crowded part of East Peoria. It will also provide a place to walk and hold fundraising events without clogging streets.

“This is unique in it gives the city the ability to promote some exercise activities,” Eder said. “We can host a 5K and fundraising events (and) get them off the roads.”

The $250,000 addition was funded, in part, by a grant from the Illinois Department of Natural resources.

“This couldn’t have happened without the incredible growth in the Levee District,” Eder said. “A continuation of growth and public access.”

Along with the River Trail of Illinois and recently constructed bridges at Spinder and Clock Tower, the new trail creates a recreational loop of over one mile.

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