New Ways to Enjoy the Great Outdoors in Estrella

Monday, July 27, 2015

Estrella continues to grow and we're excited about two recent additions to the communities’ recreational repertoire.  The Estrella Trails Committee recently completed its work on Overlook Trail that connects into the extensive community-wide trail system of more than 20+ miles.  Also, the City of Goodyear and West Valley Trails Alliance completed Phase II of the bicycle “pump track” located within Estrella, one of the hottest trends for cycling enthusiasts.

The philosophy of the Estrella community is built around its natural desert surroundings and an active, healthy lifestyle. In addition to our lakes and more than 500 acres of parks and open space, the community paths and trails keep residents outside and on the go. The dedicated members of the Trails Committee pour their efforts into building and maintaining each trail as a service to the community and fellow residents. The committee, made up of resident volunteers, works to ensure the trails meet regulation standards and physically install the trails themselves using rakes, pick-axes, pry-bars and shovels to clear pathways entirely by hand – no motorized vehicles are used. Most recently the committee completed work on the new Overlook Trail, providing steep and exciting pathways with spectacular views.

The bicycle “pump track” is located at Foothills Community Park next to Estrella Foothills High School, thanks to a community partnership with the City of Goodyear and West Valley Trails Alliance. A pump track is a continuous loop of smooth dirt mounds and berms that are ridden by bicyclists using a pumping motion to maintain speed without pedaling. This type of track has become increasingly popular among cycle enthusiasts and the one-acre amenity in Estrella is the first of its kind in the southwest metro area. In addition, The City of Goodyear and West Valley Trails Alliance were the recipients of the 2015 Arizona Parks and Recreation Association’s Partnership Award. This award recognizes the collaborations of the public/private groups that have made significant contributions to the field of parks, recreation, and/or cultural services. 

These are just a few new community additions that provide exciting new options for an active and healthy lifestyle. For more information our entire lineup of outdoor activities and amenities please visit www.lifeinestrella.com

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