OGHS, City of Opelousas announce new walking trail

Posted at 4:31 PM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 17:31:38-04

OPELOUSAS, La. — The Opelousas General Health System Foundation and the City of Opelousas announced on Friday the construction of a walking trail in the city’s South Park.

OGHS said its goal is to improve the overall health of the community, and that the walking trail project was developed through the collaboration with Healthy St. Landry, the City of Opelousas and State Rep. Dustin Miller.

According to a release from OGHS, the City of Opelousas says it has worked hard for decades to provide two parks within the city limits for the community to utilize for family activities and sporting events.

State Rep. Dustin Miller secured these funds from an anonymous donor and administered the funds through the OGHS Foundation, the release states.

OGHS says the walking trail is estimated to be complete by the end of summer and is approximately one mile in length. It will border South Park with connection points to various recreation amenities and will include drinking fountains, park benches, security cameras, trash receptacles and decorative lighting. The lighting will be installed by Cleco.

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