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Tipton Trail Project Progressing - Workdays Nov. 17 and 20

Workdays have been planned for the bike/walk trail that is being built on the City ground south of O Road in Tipton.  This trail will be for the benefit of the entire community and will be open to the public.  This will be a professionally designed trail for the enjoyment, health and well-being of residents and visitors to the area.

Spearheaded by Doug Palen, President of NCK Outdoors, Inc., community volunteers will build the trail under the direction and supervision of professional trail builder, Nat Lopes of HILRIDE Progression Development Group. Nat is an expert on trail building, with one of his projects being at nearby Wilson Lake.  This trail is known to be a favorite highlight to visitors of Wilson Lake with it's amazing flow and durability enduring harsh Kansas weather and continued trail usage. The Tipton trail will be a great opportunity to showcase how the community comes together to do great things and will be inspiration for other communities across the state.  

Site evaluation and design will begin on Monday, Nov. 15.  There will be a major community workday on Wednesday, November 17 from 9:00am-4:00pm with another community workday on Saturday, November 20 from 9:00am until noon to finalize the construction project with a grand opening of the finished trail on Saturday upon completion.  Any help in this exciting project will be greatly appreciated!

A portion of the project cost will be accounted for by volunteer community labor efforts and machinery service donations.  Additional needs will be met by financial donations from individuals, businesses, and the City of Tipton. Anyone wishing to make a monetary donation for the Tipton project can make it to NCK Outdoors Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3).  Checks can be made payable to NCK Outdoors Inc., and mailed c/o City of Tipton, PO Box 22, Tipton, KS  67485.  Donations will go exclusively toward the Tipton project.  The project will be owned, maintained and managed by the City of Tipton.

To compliment the trail, there will be visible and durable trail signage, a trail kiosk and a parking area marked at the trail head with trash cans available. 

Mark Wednesday, November 17 and Saturday, November 20 on your calendar to come out and help with this unique and exciting project for our community.  If you have any questions, feel free to call Doug Palen at (785)545-8505.

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated ( December 01, 2021 )