Join park rangers for a hike along the Cedar Hill Greenway in Oak Ridge on Saturday, October 13.
The hike will begin at Cedar Hill Park, former location of Cedar Hill Elementary School at 10 a.m. Saturday. Along the hike, rangers will discuss the early school system of Oak Ridge, early shopping centers, and housing in the Clinton Engineer Works, a press release said. This 2.5-mile hike is considered moderately difficult, and some parts of the trail can wash out after a strong storm. Visitors are encouraged to wear appropriate footwear, insect repellent, and sunscreen, and bring drinking water.
Oak Ridge is part of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park. Besides Oak Ridge, the park includes Hanford, Washington, and Los Alamos, New Mexico. The three sites and others were involved in the Manhattan Project, a top-secret federal program to build the world’s first atomic weapons during World War II.
Cedar Hill Park is located at the intersection of Outer Drive and Michigan Avenue in Oak Ridge. For more information, visit the National Park Service desk inside the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge or call at (865) 482-1942.
Visitors are encouraged to visit the website for more information on the park at https://www.nps.gov/mapr/oakridge.htm. Follow the park on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Manhattan ProjectNPS, follow the park on Twitter at @MnhtnProjectNPS, or follow the park on Instagram @manhattanprojectnps.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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