City of Jackson Completes Walking Trail in Battlefield Park

Battlefield Park is the oldest and largest park in the City of Jackson. The park is 54 acres and was a battle ground during the Civil War in 1863. Although this park has many amenities such as tennis courts, basketball courts, and pavilions it was missing a walking trail. So over the past couple of years the City of Jackson planned and budgeted for a one mile walking trail in the park.

Over the last two months the City of Jackson and Hinds County paved a walking trail in the park. It cost about $52,000 thousand dollars to complete.

According to Sammy Smith, Manager of Ground Maintenance for the city, “this is just phase one of improvements for the park. Phase two will include a state-of-the-art playground, which has already begun construction”. He said the playground is going to cost $198,000 thousand dollars.

When the playground is complete we will feature it on the WJ blog and have pictures.

Part of the walking trail in Battlefield Park.

Part of the walking trail in Battlefield Park.

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