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New walking trail opens Saturday in Opelousas Park

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Posted at 3:32 AM, Oct 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-23 08:19:41-04

The South City Park Walking Trail will open to the public in Opelousas on Saturday, October 24.

The Opelousas General Health System Foundation and the City of Opelousas announced Monday that the official ribbon cutting would be held at the walking trail on Saturday at 9:00 am.

Abby Breidenbach was LIVE on Friday morning with a look at the completed trail.

OGH says the walking trail project was developed through the collaboration of the OGHS Foundation’s alliance, Healthy St. Landry, the City of Opelousas, and State Representative Dustin Miller.

“The completion of this walking trail brings Healthy St. Landry one step closer to fulfilling our mission of improving overall health. We are thrilled that individuals and families will be utilizing this resource to enhance both their physical and mental health,” said Tracey Antee, OGHS Foundation Director.

The walking trail is approximately one mile in length and borders South City Park with connection points to various recreation amenities. Future additions to the walking trail include signage, park benches, trash receptacles and a dog park. Cleco provided lighting in the park.

The ribbon cutting scheduled for Saturday, October 24, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend