Ben Burr Trail-head Temporarily Closed

The western end of the Ben Burr Trail has been temporarily closed following a small rock slide earlier this week.  Park Operations Staff (OPS) cleared the trail and contacted the City’s Risk Management Department to assess the safety of the trail.  They have advised the Parks Department to close the trail between the new trailhead at West Liberty Park and the Liberty Aquatic Center entrance at Pittsburg Street.

Risk Management will have an engineer look at the stability of the remaining rock wall, while OPS staff devise a permanent solution.  At this point, it is unclear how long the trail closure will last.

Barricades and caution tape, as well as “Trail Closed” signs, will be placed at either end of the closure and near the slide itself.