Keney Park in Hartford has received a $96,000 grant from the Federal Highway Administration. The money will be spent to improve hiking trails. WNPR’s Nancy Cohen reports.
A crowd gathered in front of a windswept pond to celebrate the grant. The pond is part of the park’s 693 acres which includes trails for hiking, biking, and even a golf course. Henry Hester, of the Friends of Keney Park, says the money will pay for enhancing trails and creating a web-based trail guide
“Basically this is a dream of Friends of Keney to actually turn this whole thing into an educational mecca and actually get people to come back and enjoy nature.”
The grant will also fund environmental educational programs for children at the park.
For WNPR I’m Nancy Cohen.