OTTAWA, Kan. — April 27, 2017 — The City of Ottawa recently received a grant to complete an impassable section of the Flint Hills Nature Trail in Ottawa.


The $28,000 grant, through the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, will fund a crushed rock trail, which will be 10 feet wide and 4,200 feet long. The trail segment will run from the city’s Waste Water Treatment Plant at First and Mulberry streets southeast to Seventh Street.


“The goal of the project is to see more residents taking advantage of a local and regional trail, not only for recreational use but also for personal wellness,” City Manager Richard U. Nienstedt said. “The city’s comprehensive plan created goals and objective to enhance biking and walking paths in the community that serve as connections to services, transportation and parks.”


The city will provide $52,500 for the project’s labor, rock hauling installation and equipment costs. The segment is scheduled to be completed by early fall.