Over the last 6 months, Wildsight Golden has conducted a feasibility study to understand if a wellness trail would be beneficial to the people and businesses of Golden and Area A. This study was able to take place thanks to a grant from the Golden & District Community Foundation.
During the research phase of this project and community engagement surveys, it became clear that a new trail for the community was not in the best interests of the land, nor the community. With this understanding, a new concept has been proposed, one that better meets the needs of our community, has a lower impact on the environment and meets the strategic goals of the town. The revised concept features ideas for an accessible and inclusive peace garden, to be build on town land already zoned for use.
This concept will be presented to the Town of Golden in 2024 for review and consideration. Wildsight Golden would like to extend our gratitude to Golden & District Community Foundation for enabling our team to conduct this study and develop a revised concept that has the potential to benefit our town across the board. If you would like to view the feasibility study, a pdf version is available to download from the Wildsight website at: https://wildsight.ca/branches/golden/community-wellness-trail/.