Town looks to gain more outdoor activities

(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT) - The city of Pocahontas hopes to bring more opportunity for outdoor activities.

City officials told Region 8 News they want to develop a new park and hiking trail.

According to Mayor Kary Story, the area would also include a smaller playground and possibly some picnic tables.

He said they are still in the infancy stage of development, but there are plans to apply for an Arkansas State Parks 50/50 match grant to gain funding.

"We had a charrette when we developed our new code, our new municipal code and our comprehensive plan and form that we got feedback that hiking was a definite need and a trail was a definite need here in Pocahontas," Story said.

He said people are excited about the possibility of having more outdoor opportunities in the area.

The city would likely build the new park and trails near the old Thomas O Marr Park.

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