West Manchester Township, in collaboration with Normandie Ridge, has created a paved senior trail within a rustic nature park on four acres of land located between the Normandie Ridge Senior Living Community and The Greens at Westgate Apartment Complex, along Kenneth Road. The park features a fully handicapped accessible parking area and trails including a paved figure-eight walking path.
No bicycles are allowed.
The park uses the natural environment to create a serene space where people can enjoy walking, wildlife, and a lush wooded landscape. During a focus group with West Manchester Township, older adults noted that they wanted a peaceful place to exercise and appreciate the sounds and sights of nature. The park includes benches and picnic tables.
The park received community financial support, including York County Community Foundation’s Hahn Home Fund for Embracing Aging, the Memorial Health Fund, Powder Mill Foundation, UPMC Memorial Hospital and Normandie Ridge.
Photos from the April 2021 Grand Opening of the Happy Trails Nature Park