‘Poems, Pictures & Play for Earth Day’ on the Gateway and Browns Creek Trails

Use sidewalk chalk to decorate the trails and share artistic Earth Day messages.




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Via the Gateway Brown’s Creek Trail Association:

Photo from 2020 event. (Courtesy Gateway Brown’s Creek Trail Association)

The Gateway Brown’s Creek Trail Association will host the Second Annual Poems, Pictures & Play Chalk Out Event on Thursday, April 22, 2021. This individual and family-friendly event is for individuals and families to celebrate Earth Day on the Gateway Brown’s Creek Trail in a socially-distanced way.

There are no rules – just have some fun, and channel your inner Earth Day artist. Sidewalk chalk only.  No spray paint, oil or acrylic paint please. Be sure to take a photo and post it on Facebook, Instagram or whatever platform you use. And send your photos to us too at GBCTA.org@gmail.com or post on facebook.com/GBCTA

Please follow social distancing guidelines. Keep 6 feet away from non-family members and wear a mask. Watch for bicycles and runners while you are drawing as you may see them before they see you.

Chalk will be provided at a number of trail locations or you can bring your own. Look for signs on the Gateway Trail at: Pine Point Regional Park, Lansing St., Duluth Junction, Jamaca Ave., County Rd. 12, Rotary Park, Bruce Vento Regional Trail intersection, and Flicek Park. On Brown’s Creek Trail at Duluth Junction intersection, Manning Ave., and by the Zephyr Theater.

For more information, please contact Cecily Harris, GBCTA Vice President at (651)-433–0180 or Cecily999@sbcglobal.net.

The Gateway Brown’s Creek Trail (GBCT) is the recreational jewel of the East Metro Area of the Twin Cities. The former Soo Line rail bed, now paved, runs 18 miles from St. Paul, MN to Pine Point Park in Stillwater, MN. with a branch of the 5.9 mile Brown’s Creek Trail connecting to Stillwater and the St Croix River.  The GBCT is a multi-use trail providing biking,rollerblading, running, walkinghorseback riding and cross-country skiing to trail users year round.

More information about the trails is available from the DNR: Gateway, Brown’s Creek.


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‘Poems, Pictures & Play for Earth Day’ on the Gateway and Browns Creek Trails