Friday, May 6, 2022

Georgia: New Powder Springs Park to Feature Equestrian and Hiking Trails, Education Programs - Full Article

by DeanLand
May 6 2022

A new equestrian-friendly park is planned for Powder Springs, and the Cobb County Parks Department are accepting construction bids for phase one work this month.

Located at 5315 Brownsville Road, Powder Springs, but currently not open to the public except for planned events, the park is a little over 300 acres with Sweetwater Creek running through a portion of the property.

According to Cobb County Parks, planned elements of Phase I include road work, enhanced access features, more parking, restrooms and more. For better access from Brownsville Road, a deceleration lane and turn lane will be added, and the park entrance will be widened to accommodate horse trailers. A bridge over Sweetwater Creek is also planned to allow travel on horseback to other portions of the property that are currently not accessible from the parking area.

A statement from Cobb County Parks indicates that the agency is hopeful that construction may begin in Fall 2022, and require approximately one year for completion of phase one...

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Indiana: Allen County partnership announces new horse trail in southeast - Full Article

89.1 WBOI | By Ella Abbott
Published May 5, 2022 at 4:46 PM EDT

A joint partnership and grant funds are bringing horse riding trails to southeast Allen County.

The public/private partnership is between the Allen County Commissioners, Three Rivers Horse Trails and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Using the grant funds, a 3-acre trailhead with parking for trucks and horse trailers and convenience facilities will be constructed at the 5400 block of Paulding Road.

Three Rivers Horse Trails President Lynn Sroufe said if people want to ride their horses currently, in Allen County, there aren’t many options for safe trails. She said she does endurance riding herself...

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

City of Boise planning to build 5.7-mile trail in Hawkins Range Reserve - Full Article and videoThe Hawkins Loop Trail in the Boise Foothills will be a single-track trail designed for runners, hikers, horse riders and mountain bikers.

Author: KTVB Staff
Published: 12:30 PM MDT May 3, 2022
Updated: 6:16 PM MDT May 3, 2022

BOISE, Idaho — The City of Boise announced Tuesday it is planning construction of a 5.7-mile trail in Hawkins Range Reserve through the Ridge to Rivers partnership.

The Hawkins Loop Trail in the Boise Foothills will be in an area previously inaccessible for the public, according to city officials. The single-track trail is designed for runners, hikers, horse riders and mountain bikers.

Hawkins Range Reserve is a 393-acre area off North Bogus Basin Road, purchased by the City of Boise from the Hawkins family. The property was protected in 2015.

According to the City of Boise, a 0.6-mile Harrow Trail also will be built by Ridge to Rivers to combine both ends of the Hawkins Loop. The smaller trail creates a 1.5-mile trail opportunity for increased access and a shorter hike...

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