::New Raleigh Walking Trail To Open
From Raleigh Chronicle Staff Reports
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
RALEIGH - According to Wake County, a new walking trail next to the Barwell Elementary School near Rock Quarry Road will be opening this week.
The county says that the Barwell Road Walking Trail will open Thursday, April 12th with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 12:30pm.
The one-half-mile walking trail is being funded from a North Carolina Division of Public Health Eat Smart Move More grant to increase opportunities for physical activity and healthier eating.
According to the county, Wake County Human Services' Health Promotion Chronic Disease Prevention Program is one of 18 North Carolina counties and health districts selected to receive funding for community projects that create opportunities for people to exercise.
Wake County says it earned the grant through a competitive application process.
The community grant focuses on a one-half-mile concrete/asphalt loop walking trail in front of the Barwell Road Community Center and adjacent to Barwell Road Elementary School.
Distance markers, a bench and a kiosk board displaying health information are planned to be placed along the trail.
According to Wake County, staff from the County's Health Promotion Chronic Disease Prevention Program and Barwell Road Community Center will host walking programs for residents in the surrounding areas, beginning late this spring.
The walking trail is located in front of the Barwell Road Community Center, which is located at 3935 Barwell Road, near Rock Quarry Road, in Southeast Raleigh. ::