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Aug 3, 2017

Farmington Gets Grant Funding for Park Improvement

A new walking trail that will be designed to Americans with Disabilities specifications will soon be built in Farmington, New Mexico.

A grant totaling $40,000 from a combination of the National Recreation and Park Association and the Walt Disney Company has been awarded for the construction of the trail to the City of Farmington’s Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Department.

As planned, the trail will be built at the soccer fields off of Ricketts Park at 1362 Vine Avenue in northeast Farmington.

Upon completion, the new trail will provide better access to the park’s bleachers and will also include a series of trail markers allowing people to gauge the distances they have walked or jogged.

Work on the trial could begin later this year, with a spring 2018 completion date.

The Ashburn, Virginia-based National Recreation and Park Association in its “Meet Me at the Park” program has awarded grants ranging in size from $11,000 to $50,000 to more than two dozen cities and towns for the construction of mobile play spaces, sports field enhancements, and trail and walking paths.

A separate grant through the program is funding the construction of a new children’s play space at the Joe Henry Optimist Park in Yuma, Arizona.

 

By Garry Boulard

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