Gov. Bill Haslam awards more than $1.6M to improve parks

Gov. Bill Haslam awards more than $1.6M to improve parks


NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam is awarding more than $1.6 million in grants to improve Tennessee parks and recreational areas.

The Recreational Trails Program is a federally funded program established to distribute funding for diverse recreation trail projects. Twelve grants are being awarded.

Haslam said the grants assist local governments and organizations in improving community amenities such as trails, greenways and recreational facilities.

Funding for the grants is provided by the Federal Highway Administration.

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Tennessee Recreational Trails Program Grants

Source: State of Tennessee


Name of the Recipient Organization

Grant Amount

Brief Project Description


Cumberland County


To expand and restore the secondary trail in the Obed River Park, create numerous river access points along the Obed River, upgrade the trailhead facilities to include many ADA and recycling opportunities for visitors and add fitness/obstacle amenities to the trail.


Town of Rossville


To connect Rossville City Park to the 12-acre lake and partial nature trail by installing a pedestrian bridge and extending the nature trail around the lake, providing a continuous loop of an ADA-accessible nature trail for various non-motorized uses.

Gibson / Obion

City of Kenton


To renovate approximately 5,400 linear feet of existing trail at the Kenton City Park, including drainage improvements and repaving.


Mountain Goat Trail Alliance


To construct a multi-purpose, multi-modal recreational trail along the former Mountain Goat railroad bed.


Town of Surgoinsville


To construct a paved trail from an existing pavilion at Creekside Park to connect to Riverfront Park and build a restroom facility at Riverfront Park.


Doe Mountain Recreation Area Authority


To develop trailhead parking and restoration of one mile of multi-use trail at Morefield Creek, ADA-accessible restrooms and improvements of existing subsurface drainage system at Harbin Hill and restoration of sections along eight miles of multi-use trails that extends from Harbin Hill to Morefield Creek.


TSP-David Crockett State Park


To update the trail system by repairing and updating the existing trails, adding a few new trails, replacing existing bridges and stairs and adding water bars in high erosion areas and adding trail signage and trail head kiosks.


McNairy County / Town of Selmer


To widen the walking trail that surrounds the Selmer City Park and McNairy County School soccer field.


Shelby Farms Park Conservancy


For comprehensive restoration of 6.1 miles of multi-use, unpaved trails on the Tour de Wolf Trail System at Shelby Farms Park.


City of Martin


To construct a multi-use trail to extend the current Brian Moore Greenway to downtown Martin.


City of Dresden


To dedicate the property as park land and to develop a multi-use pathway along an abandoned railroad bed.


City of Sparta


To build a bridge and concrete walking trail in Cemetery Park to connect two city parks separated by Calfkiller River, completing a final link in a community walking trail started in 1998.

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