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Dates: 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017
City / State: Belleville, IL
Event Name: Downtown, Historic Districts & Richland Creek Greenway
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 105931 2017/Y0904
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5k 10k - 1A
Description: Daily, dawn to dusk. Check payment preferred. Restrooms and water are available at the start/finish and at several locations along the trail. The Richland Creek Greenway connects six city parks. After leaving the greenway you will traverse through two historic districts and a beautifully renovated downtown streetscape. The Fountain square is host to many events throughout the year. Saturdays, May-October, you can catch the Farmer's Market. The third weekend in May is "Art on the Square," voted #1 in the country in 2011 and 2013. The last weekend in June is the "Jazz and Wine Festival." September brings the Oktoberfest and the first weekend in October is the Chili Cook-Off. Info www.belleville.net.
Amenities: Strollers: Medium | Wheelchairs: Medium | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Bridges - Spanning the USA, Make a Wish at a Water Fountain, Take a Walk In a City Park, Walking the USA A - Z
Start Times: Daily, dawn to dusk
Location: St. Elizabeth's Hospital
Start Point / Driving Directions: 211 S 3rd. St. Ask for WALK BOX at switchboard room. At information desk in lobby go through doors on left, turn left and go 10 paces to switchboard office on left. Switchboard is 1st door on left and manned 24/7. Driving Directions: I-64 exit 12 (IL-159). Follow IL-159 S. Continue through Swansea to downtown Belleville. After crossing RR tracks continue to Fountain (circle) to Main. Right, 3 blocks on W Main to 3rd; left 2 blocks to hospital on right. M-F park in garage on right past Hospital. Street parking free on weekends.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: PLEASE NOTE: Effective June 1, 2017, the Start Point for this walk will change to Balance Coffee and Tea, 732 S. Illinois Street (Highway 159), Belleville, IL
Host Club: Illinois Trekkers Volkssport Club
Contact: Susan Hodgson (618) 334-6304
Website: www.illinois-trekkers.org
E-Mail Contact: lkcs246@gmail.com