The mayor announced that the walking trail construction, funded with a combination of grant funds and city funds, started at the end of last month.
The city of Hamburg received an 80/20 matching grant from the state highway department to fund the project.
Mayor Dane Weindorf said it’s completely carved out and almost ready for concrete.
The new walking trail will be a mile for each lap made. “Before you had to go three times around to get two miles,” Weindorf said.
“The neat thing in my opinion is that inside this walking trail we are going to make a bicycle trail for kids to ride their bikes with ramps they can jump,” Weindorf said. The city also finalized a grant application for a grant with the state parks and tourism department. The mayor said it’s a 50/50 grant and if the city is awarded the funding they will build a splash pad at Pine Street Park, a splash pad at Norman Park, shade structures surrounding the splash pads and new lighting for the softball and baseball fields.
“I feel like we’ve got a real good chance to get it,” Weinforf said. “Eventually we are going to have the best parks in southeast Arkansas.”