Phase 1 of the Chadakoin Adventure Trail (CAT) was completed in June 2021 with the installation of a pollinator garden at Love Elementary and a Nature Play area at Jackson-Taylor Park. The trailheads feature stenciled animal tracks and information about the garden and Nature Play area. Additionally, a tribute to Vickye James, esteemed community leader and a passionate supporter of this project, is present at the Nature Play area in Jackson-Taylor Park.
The CAT was made possible with generous funding through a Kaboom Play Anywhere Challenge grant, and a partnership between The City of Jamestown, Chautauqua County Health Network, the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, the Audubon Community Nature Center, Royal Fern Nursery, and Leaf & Stone Landscape Architecture.
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The CAT celebrates our city parks, fosters our relationship with and understanding of nature, and promotes the safe-routes-to-parks platform.
Phase 2 of the Adventure Trail will connect the trailheads at Love Elementary and Jackson-Taylor Park. Phase 2 will include imprinted animal tracks of animals familiar to Jamestown located adjacent to the trailheads and accompanying informational signage. Implementation of this component will be coordinated with planned sidewalk repairs and improvements conducted by the DPW, and the planned Washington St. redesign by the NYSDOT.
Inquiries can be forwarded to Ellen Shadle, Principal Planner, email@example.com
Enjoy your visit to the CAT!