The City of Sallisaw has received a Recreational Trails Program Grant for $160,000 from the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department. This money will be used to build a one mile asphalt walking trail that will be eight feet wide at the Sallisaw Sports Complex.
The total project is estimated to cost $338,190 and requires a match from the city. The match will be “in kind,” meaning the cost of the work on the trail by city employees will be considered the match.
The proposed trail, which is part of the City of Sallisaw’s Sports Complex Master Plan, provides a one mile asphalt trail for walking/fitness and nature. The project will include the construction of a trail head with existing parking, benches, drinking fountain, and signage. The trail will follow a natural path throughout an area on the west side of the Sports Complex Park. The trail will contain benches for resting and enjoying the natural scenery, and could also measure distances for more accurate timing. The natural landscaping for the trail will be done by the city.
A start date for construction has not yet been set.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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