Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Governor’s Office for Local Development (GOLD) announced today a $50,000 Recreational Trails Grant for the City of Florence. GOLD Acting Commissioner Cordell Lawrence presented the check that will help develop a recreational trail in Florence’s Stringtown Park.
The City of Florence broke ground at Stringtown Park on March 23, 2004. The park was created to provide a safe and peaceful area for local residents to enjoy their community. Recreational Trails Funds will be used for a paved trail through the park that connects with a nearby skate park. The proposed path will be nearly a half mile long for walking, jogging, hiking, bicycling, skating and skate-boarding.
“Neighborhood parks are the cornerstone of healthy, happy and connected communities,” Governor Ernie Fletcher said. “I am pleased that my administration and the City of Florence are working together to enrich the daily lives of people in the community.”
Acting Commissioner Cordell Lawrence presented the check to Mayor Diane Whalen of Florence on Friday, April 22, in Florence.
The Recreational Trails Program is funded through the Federal Highway Administration and may be used to acquire land for recreational trails and to develop and renovate trails for both motorized and non-motorized use. Recreational Trails funding is administered by GOLD.