On July 15, the Timbergrove Manor Neighborhood Association (TMNA) donated $2,500 to Friends of West 11th Street Park (FoWESP) for the construction of a trail segment!!! Tommy Britt, Judy Britt and Cindy Miskell from the TMNA presented the check to Dave Dyer, Ann Ratcliff and Darlene Wayt, FoWESP board members.
The donation is part of the proceeds from the TMNA’s 2017 Run the Grove 5K race, held this past April, and benefits the Adopt an Esplanade campaign and the West 11th Street Park preservation.
The current path from the kiosk on the east side of the park that leads to the main trails is narrow, overgrown with roots in some areas, and prone to flooding. This path will be widened and transformed into a trail segment made of decomposed granite over a geo-textile fabric base (for weed prevention) with culverts where needed in low areas to prevent flooding, and will link to the internal trail system.
The TMNA’s generous donation will pay for approximately half of the $5,000 needed for the trail segment. The goal is for construction to take place in the late fall. Friends of West 11th Street Park, a 501 (c) (3), also funds the maintenance and improvements of all the trails & gardens and the Wireless Wilderness Cell Phone Tour. To help fund the new trail segment and existing park amenities: