Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
The STARwalks trail has been installed. We recently finished pouring our recycled rubber walking trail last week. Star Heritage Day participants got to walk on the newly poured surface on June 6th. The STARwalks trail is a 1/8 mile loop that is made of recycled truck tires. 920 tires were saved from the landfill in constructing this low impact walking surface. The forgiving surface lessens stress and impact that occur while walking on concrete, asphalt or other hard surface. It also lets water pass through eliminating water runoff associated with paved surfaces. Those who walk on it say a variety of things, but one word heard often is "wow". Future improvements include benches, picnic tables and a bulletin board that will include information on walking programs offered along with other happenings at STARworks and in the community. Come by STARworks and check it out!
The STARwalks trail was made possible with a generous grant from The North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund and partnership with The Troy/Montgomery Senior Center, Montgomery County Council on Aging, Montgomery County Health Department, the Town of Star and Montgomery County Parks and Recreation.