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    Governor awards $1.6M for park trails program

    By:
    Staff Memphis Business Journal

    Shelby Farms Park Conservancy will receive $40,000 to restore 6 miles of trails at Shelby Farms Park.

     

    Gov. Bill Haslam and Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau awarded $1.6 million in Recreational Trails Program grants across the state on Friday.

    The Recreational Trails Program is federally-funded grant available to municipal agencies and non-profits.

    As part of the grant, the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy will receive $40,000 to restore 6 miles of trails on the Tour de Wolf Trail System at Shelby Farms Park.

    “These awards will help fund some outstanding projects, including the development of new greenways and trails and more ADA-compliant facilities,” Martineau said in a news release.

    “We are excited to be in a position to make a variety of recreational opportunities a reality for these communities.”