Parks district receives grant for train construction

June 1, 2008 6:55:39 PM PDT
The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District has received a grant of nearly $600,000 to construct two new trail segments in the south Livermore area that will link existing trails.

The segments, "H-2" and "F", will connect the South Livermore Valley Trail to Sycamore Grove Regional Park, Robertson Park and Holdener Park, according to the district. The segments will also connect to a number of Livermore Valley wineries.

The $584,517 grant was made possible through the Federal Recreational Trails program, which provides funds for recreational and other trail-related projects, according to the district. The trails will be 25-feet wide, with a paved section for walkers and bicyclists, and a decomposed granite section for runners and horses.

Trail construction is scheduled for 2008 and 2009.