State awards Jackson with grant for trail at Liberty Garden Park

JACKSON, Tenn. — The city of Jackson was recently awarded a state grant to expand a recreation trail at Liberty Garden Park on Channing Way.

Recreational trail grant

From left: TDEC Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill, Gov. Bill Haslam, Parks Executive Director Tony Black, Keep Jackson Beautiful Commission member and Liberty Garden Park chairperson Tammy Buchanan, Jackson Recreation and Parks board member Sam Joiner and TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau.

Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation commissioners presented the $100,000 TDEC grant during an Oct. 12 ceremony in Nashville, according to a release from the office of Mayor Jerry Gist.

The recreational trail grant will fund the removal, widening and replacement from a five-foot asphalt walking trail to a 10-foot asphalt walking trail at Liberty Garden Park on Channing Way, according to the release.

The Jackson City Council approved the Recreation and Parks Department/Keep Jackson Beautiful Commission grant application in February where the grant application for $125,020 requires an 80/20 match, the city match being $25,020, according to the release.

Construction is expected to start in spring.

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