Tyler, Tx — At their regularly scheduled meeting today, the Tyler City Council voted unanimously to accept a Trail Grant from Texas Parks and Wildlife in the amount of $189,200 and to execute a Trail Fund Agreement.
The grant project includes construction of approximately 3.75 miles of crushed granite trail in addition to a bridge crossing over Black Fork Creek. This trail will be an extension of the concrete trail currently located at Woldert Park, around Glass Recreation Center. The trail will continue from the original concrete trail back bone around the lake area and will be approximately five-feet wide.
“This trail will be similar to the trail currently located at Faulkner Park,” said Parks Director Stephanie Rollings. “We are so pleased that we are able to add to our City trail system with this project.”
The grant is an 80/20 percent match grant with the state funding $189,200 and the City funding $47,300. The City will use general funds and an in-kind match of $20,000 which includes in-house engineering services and design for the project to cover the 20 percent match.
Now that the grant has been approved by Council, the City will begin discussions with the adjacent property owner for easements so that work can begin on design and construction plans for the project. Signing the contract is the first step in the process.