The heat Saturday evening didn’t stop a large number of people from taking part in the Ainsworth to Marr Park Trail Grand Opening celebration.
Craig Capps with the Conservation Board says approximately 500 people were in attendance. He adds positive comments were received from those that walked and rode their bikes on the trail from Ainsworth.
Some of the activities included free bike helmets from Washington County Public Health, face painting, live animals, archery, food and door prizes.
Capps notes that even though this project is completed, there is always something happening with the Conservation Board.
The evening was capped off with a floating bonfire.
Sponsors for the trail are The Washington County Riverboat Foundation, Department of Transportation Enhancement Program, City of Ainsworth, Federation Bank and Washington Iowa Betterment Foundation.