Happy Trails to Bob Ward

November 01, 2019
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference


Happy Trails to Bob Ward


After 69 years of service, Bob Ward retired from his volunteer role as our Queens Rockaways Trail Supervisor on Nov. 1.

Bob also resigned from his chairmanship of the Queens Trails Council on Oct. 23. The Queens Borough Commissioner of Parks presented Bob with the new sign that will be placed on the Bayswater Trail in the Far Rockaways, Queens, indicating the new name of the trail: Bob’s Trail.

The Trail Conference presented Bob, who is 91 years young, with a framed version of the Summer 2019 Trail Walker article about his dedication and passionate volunteerism, as well as a print of a hand-drawn map of Queens trails from 1936. The map was updated in 1950—the same year Bob began volunteering for the Trail Conference. He received a plaque that reads: “Presented to Bob Ward, a champion of trails in the borough of Queens, New York City, and beyond. In recognition of seven decades of outstanding service to the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference.”

Thank you, Bob!