Sturgis Trail Project Reaches Significant Milestone

  • Oct 06, 2015
News, Projects, Sturgis

Sturgis Trail Project Reaches Significant Milestone

For Immediate Release                                                                         October 6, 2015

Sturgis Trail Project Reaches Significant Milestone
Funding secured for three mile accessible trail loop around Fort Meade

(Sturgis, SD) – The City of Sturgis has secured $250,000 in funding through the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) to construct a three mile trail around the Fort Meade Veterans Administration Hospital (VA). The trail will be handicapped accessible and will tie into key existing facilities and points of interest.

The new trail will enrich the experience of hospital guests and create a new recreation opportunity for VA staff and area residents by connecting the Fort Meade Trailhead including the Fort Meade Recreation Area Trail System and Centennial Trail. The new trail will also link the Sturgis Bike Path, Barry Stadium, and Fort Meade Museum.

The Bureau of Land Management, VA, the City of Sturgis, Sturgis Parks Department, and area non-profit Black Hills Trails have been collaborating on the development of an extensive stacked loop recreational trail system in and around the City of Sturgis since 2013. This new accessible loop trail is a significant milestone in that collaboration.

Future goals of this group initiative include connecting these trails with proposed trail systems on Deadman Mountain and in the Sturgis Watershed, and ultimately to connect area communities.

To get involved please subscribe to the Black Hills Trails email list on http://www.blackhillstrails.org/. Future news and opportunities to collaborate and volunteer will be announced on this website, as available.

Contact

Bureau of Land Management
Ryan Larson
(605) 892-7000
rlarson@blm.gov

City of Sturgis
Ann Bertolotto
(605) 347-4422, ext 206
annb@sturgisgov.com

South Dakota Game Fish & Parks
Recreational Trails Program
Randy Kittle
(605) 773-3391
Randy.Kittle@state.sd.us

Black Hills Trails
http://www.blackhillstrails.org/
team@blackhillstrails.org

More details from South Dakota Game Fish & Parks http://news.sd.gov/newsitem.aspx?id=18051

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