Just came from the location. If you are coming from away, you need to know there is no parking lot yet. There is a big wall of snow covering the road at the entrance to the Republic Park. The trail is extremely icy and in need of snow. Perhaps this is because the wind blows the snow right across the field off the tracks so it is still all ice. The groomer must act before the next big wind blows it away. Recommend you wait for snow. We also went to the golf course which was in poor condition because it was blown in and it had been used during the big melt so the tracks were sunken in places. The parking lot is not maintained. The nearest washroom to both locations is at Stride Place, the hockey arena on Island Park near the golf course.