You can join a park ranger for a bike ride down Melton Lake Greenway on Saturday.
The Manhattan Project National Historical Park, which includes Oak Ridge, will present a free program on Saturday, March 25, at 10 a.m. The program will begin at Elza Gate Park, former entry point to the Secret City, and continue down Melton Lake Greenway. Rangers will stop several times along the bike ride to point out the rich history that is found within the Oak Ridge area, a press release said.
Elza Gate Park is located at 101 Oak Ridge Turnpike in east Oak Ridge. If you need directions, maps are available at the National Park desk in the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge, or you can call (865) 576-6767.
For more information or directions, call the Manhattan Project National Historical Park at (865) 576-6767. Visitors can visit the website for more information on the park at https://www.nps.gov/mapr/oakridge.htm.
You can also follow the park on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ManhattanProjectNPS, on Twitter at @MnhtnProjectNPS, and on Instagram @manhattanprojectnps.
Besides Oak Ridge, the Manhattan Project National Historical Park includes Hanford, Washington, and Los Alamos, New Mexico. The three sites were part of the Manhattan Project, a top-secret federal program to build the world’s first atomic weapons during World War II, before Germany could.