Mason City's Highline Trail is one step closer to completion. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Monday morning to celebrate what Mayor Bill Schickel called the city's new "park in the sky."
The High Line Trail will be an eight mile, partially elevated multi-use trail. It is part of a larger regional trails plan that will connect Mason City residents and visitors to areas of interest and activities around the city as well as nearby parks and natural areas, including Lime Creek Conservation Area and Nature Center, according to a press release from the city.
The Highline Trail is being graded, and soon lime chips will be laid and safety features added on bridges and other areas. It is expected the trail will be completed by August.