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Gov. Ivey awards funds for out of doors recreation


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WAFF) — Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday announced funds to improve outdoor recreation in Alabama.

Federal Recreation Trails Program funding is $1.64 million and will be used for trail construction, restoration and improvement.

Gov. Ivey said these funds are important to keep the trails in good condition.

“Alabama’s Outdoor Trails are an excellent invitation for individuals, groups and families to get outside and enjoy our state’s natural beauty,” Gov. Ivey said in a statement. “I’m proud to give these funds and create more opportunities for Alabamaans and visitors to recharge outdoors in our beautiful state.”

The following communities receive funding:

Brundidge – $200,000 for paving and widening the trail at Ramage Park and expanding the parking lot.

Calhoun County Commission – $300,000 to construct a campground with water, sewage and power connections at the former Fort McClellan military base in Anniston. The site offers approximately 20 miles of trails for hiking and horseback riding.

Cleveland – $90,148 to build a trail, new gate and benches in the Cleveland Family Recreation and Wildlife Habitat area. The project includes the construction of a promenade across a pond.

Colbert County Commission – $244,952 to expand Alloys Park campground by adding 17 hooked campgrounds, a parking lot and sidewalks. The campground is located on the Tennessee River’s Wilson Lake Compound.

City of Cullman – $300,000 to construct a partially lit motorized golf cart trail at the Palomino RV Resort at Burrow-Hamilton Farm. Located off Cullman County Road 222 just west of Interstate 65, the 170-acre park offers recreational vehicles and other campers opportunities for fishing, paddling, swimming, pickleball and basketball, and more.

City of Fayette – $210,000 to construct a ¼-mile, 10-foot-wide downtown multi-purpose trail along an abandoned railroad bed as part of the first phase of the 2.2-mile project. The trail stretches from the Fayette Railroad Depot to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Opelika – $210,000 to construct a multi-use trail along the banks of Pepperell Branch at Waverly Parkway and US Highway 280.

Slocomb – $88,032 to build a 1.75 mile hiking and biking trail and parking lot south of McCullough Road.