POSTED: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 10:00pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 10:14pm
Longview, TX (City of Longview) — The City of Longview will celebrate the opening of a new walking trail located within Bennie Jackson Park, 2229 Neal St. The 0.36 mile trail loops around the park. The grand opening of the trail will occur at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 28.
Trails are the top priority in the Parks and Recreation Master plan. The project was approved by the Longview City Council as part of the FY 2012-2013 budget. Cost of the project was approximately $22,000.
According to Director of Community Services Laura Hill, “Tremendous citizen support was shown for this project, especially by the Temple Terrace Crime Watch Group. They have been proponents of improving the park through the addition of a trail for the last few years, so it is wonderful to see the project completed.”
For more information about Longview Parks, contact 903-237-1270 or visit Parks.LongviewTexas.gov.