Safe Routes to Schools and Parks
Trails Make Our Community Safer and Healthier
Warrick Trails is a network of trails and pathways that allow walking, running and bicycling through the region’s most scenic areas while connecting schools, parks, ball fields and gathering spots. As illustrated in the map below, new sidewalks, striped bike lanes, and upgraded intersections will bring the trail down 261 and past Castle North Middle School. It will then travel down Casey Road via a new trail behind Castle High School and all the way down to Castle South. Paved entryways from surrounding subdivisions will allow access for hundreds of families.
We are very excited to partner with Warrick Trails to provide pathways for our community. These trails and pathways will provide safe travel between schools, parks, ball fields, and other gathering spots for Warrick residents and guests. We are hopeful these trails and pathways will promote and encourage healthier lifestyles by allowing community members to walk, jog, run, bicycle and exercise close to home and be one more reason people love living in Warrick County.Brad Schneider
Effective Safe Routes to School pedestrian and bicycle interventions have been found to:
Reduce traffic dangers that prevent children from walking to school
Cut rates of pedestrian and bicycle collisions by as much as 50 percent
Students who walk or ride their bicycle to school:
Get more daily physical activity
Have lower rates of obesity
Watch less television as teenagers
Are less likely to smoke as teenagers
We believe Warrick County Indiana residents and visitors deserve the highest quality of life in a healthy and economically thriving community. We advocate this belief by working for the development of a network of trails and pathways that allow walking, running and bicycling through the region’s most scenic areas while connecting schools, parks, ball fields and gathering spots. This trail system will provide a safe and healthy means of transportation and recreation throughout Warrick County.
The Warrick Trails project is donor-supported, means we rely on donations. Learn how you can help us make this happen.