Hallsville park trail gets boost

A $5,000 state grant will aid construction.
Wednesday, May 19, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 1:49 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 21, 2008

Opportunities for walking, running and biking in Hallsville are about to improve.

Hallsville received a $5,000 grant to build a quarter-mile walking trail in Tribble Park. Construction is expected to begin this week and should be completed by late June, according to Cheri Reisch, Hallsville City Clerk.

“Before, residents would try to run or walk and they had only streets, no sidewalks and only a few side streets,” said Denise Redmon, community nutritionist for the Columbia/Boone County Health Department. “It was dangerous to exercise in the area.”

Redmon said the 6-feet-wide trail will provide residents a safe place to improve their health and wellness.

It was designed with families in mind.

“Parents can walk the trail side by side while keeping an eye on their children playing in the park,” Reisch said.

The project is being funded through a grant from the Heart Disease and Stroke Program, which is administered by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Reisch said that only city employees will work on the trail and that all grant money will be spent on materials.

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