Anyone interested in helping design, build or use a trail at Jackson County’s new Department on Aging campus in Webster are urged to attend a workshop on Tuesday, March 15.
The workshop will be in the conference room at the Department on Aging building. A brief presentation on the project will be given at 6:30 p.m., and attendees are invited to drop in until 8 p.m. to provide feedback on the conceptual design, proposed amenities and programs under development.
Jackson County was awarded a $60,000 grant from the Health and Wellness Trust Fund of North Carolina to increase active living resources and physical activity for its citizens. The trail at the Department on Aging is one site under the Creating Access to Active Living – On Your Side of Town program that the project team has created. It will feature a safe, walkable loop trail, picnic areas, community garden spaces and other amenities as prioritized by public attendees and project partners.
The program will also tackle countywide access needs, including the design and distribution of walking and cycling maps, events and programs and policy initiatives at the community and government levels.