Multi-Use Trail

An approximate 1.7-mile multi-use concrete trail (10’ wide) system will be constructed throughout Patton Park. Multi-use trails have a positive impact both in the community and in the economy. A multi-use trail design, then, can provide a free means of healthy exercise for those in urban and rural areas alike. Walking or hiking a few times a week has shown to improve overall health, even in otherwise inactive individuals. This, in turn, decreases health care costs. A National Park Service Study revealed those who exercise file 14% fewer health care claims and spend 30% fewer days in the hospital than those who are sedentary. Constructing trails and green spaces is a worthwhile long-term investment. According to the National Association of Realtors, land adjacent to trails and greenways can offer homeowners a significant increase in property value.