The Troup County Parks and Recreation Commission on Tuesday announced the completion of the trails and trail-head facilities project at Pyne Road Park.
The project was funded in part by a $100,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources through the Georgia Recreational Trails Program for the purpose of developing recreational trails and related trail-head facilities at Pyne Road Park.
The trails grant required a local match of 20 percent in donated labor and in-kind services, said Parks and Recreation Director Don Howell. Crews and volunteers worked together on parts of the project.
“In a collaborative effort, a partnership was formed to provide these services that included the grading of the lower parking lot by the Troup County Road Department; the construction of the pavilion by the Troup County Correctional Institute crew along with the County Maintenance Department; and plumbing labor donated by Tommy Wood and electrical labor donated by Eddie Hull, who are members of the Troup County Saddle Club,” Howell said.
2WR of Columbus provided design services for the project and Three Rivers Regional Commission provided administrative services.
The project consisted of construction of 4.4 miles of multi-use trails for walking, mountain biking and equestrian; a 30,000 square-foot parking area; concrete steps with a hand rail connecting the lower and upper parking areas; a fence along the top of the upper parking area; a pavilion with restrooms; picnic tables and benches.