Nearly half of Guindon Park trails shut down

The west entrance to Guindon Park in Cornwall. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – Nearly half of the trail network inside Guindon Park has been shut down.

It’s due to extremely wet conditions due to beaver damming within the park.

The damage was discovered yesterday (Thursday) during a city inspection.

“Over 40 per cent of the trails will be closed today (Friday) until further notice. Signage at the beginning of each trail closed and barricades will be placed today,” Parks Supervisor Scott Porter said.

In this supplied photo, red hash marks highlight sections of trails closed in Guindon Park on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 after beaver activity in the park. Some of the trails are completely under water. (City of Cornwall via Newswatch Group)

In some cases, trails are completely under water, also covered with swamp and plants.

The damage may affect winter activities because a groomer won’t be able groom those trails if the conditions persist, Porter added.