Hogansville submits second round of applications for ATV trail

Published 9:00 am Thursday, February 24, 2022

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HOGANSVILLE – Hogansville City Manager Jonathan Lynn announced Monday that Hogansville had been approved for the second round of applications for its plans to construct an ATV park.

Lynn explained at Monday’s Hogansville City Council meeting that the city will prepare additional environmental information for this level of the application process for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Lynn said the city should receive word on the application within the next few weeks.

“I have been told that there have been no other projects selected for ATV parks in the state of Georgia,” Lynn said. “It’s ours to lose at this point.”

The proposed ATV/dirt bike trail is set to be located on the City’s 157-acre former inert landfill site in northeast Hogansville, which is directly behind the police department and public works building on Lincoln Street. Twelve to 15 miles of looped trails are considered ideal by the grant program, according to documents from the city of Hogansville.

In September, the Hogansville City Council adopted a resolution to submit a $1 million grant to the Georgia Recreational Trail program for a proposed ATV/dirt bike trail. The city would have to match the grant by 20%, or $250,000.

That money would come from the city’s SPLOST fund.

Lynn noted that GDNR is awarding $2.6 million in total throughout the state for recreation projects, $700,000 of which is coming directly to Hogansville.

Design elements for the trail are not yet finalized but will be included in the second phase of the project following public input.