Winter Trail Plowing

Winter Trail Plowing
Posted on 12/05/2019
For the fifth-consecutive year, trails in New Hope parks will be plowed this winter to assist residents in utilizing the areas year-round. The parks that will be plowed in 2019-20 are Hidden Valley, Lions and Northwood Parks.

The guidelines for winter trail maintenance in New Hope includes:

• The designated trails will normally be plowed when the measured snowfall depth exceeds three (3) inches.
• Snow removal from city streets, sidewalks and skating rinks will take precedence over trails.
• While trails will be cleared as thoroughly as possible, they won’t be maintained to bare pavement, and salt or sand will not be used for ice control. Trails may be slippery in spots and pedestrians should use caution.
• Snow removal will typically be done by park maintenance employees during normal business hours.

In the event of equipment failure, extreme snowfall or other unanticipated events (e.g. park maintenance employees assisting other public works employees in snow removal from streets, water main breaks, etc.), deviation from these guidelines may be appropriate.

See below for maps outlining the New Hope trails that will be plowed this winter.
Park Trail Plowing Map