A Pacific area Boy Scout wants to build a walking trail in the older section of the city park as an Eagle Scout project.
Will Colbert, Troop 443, is the fifth local Boy Scout to select the city park as the recipient of a public works projects to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.
City parks have benefitted by signs for ballfields, a trail around the fishing pond, a replica Civil War cannon and a dog park, all completed through volunteer work by Scouts.
Colbert, who turns 18 in April 2014, spoke at the Sept. 17 board of aldermen meeting, asking for city approval of his project. He said he would like to begin work as soon as possible.
The proposed trail would be approximately a third of a mile long, 6 feet wide, and constructed of gravel.
Colbert said he plans to approach area businesses, including gravel suppliers, to fund the materials for the project. Fellow Scouts and friends will provide the labor.
Describing the project as a good endeavor, Mayor Herb Adams asked aldermen to approve it and to approve some city participation in the project.
“We’ve helped all the Eagle Scout projects,” Adams said, “and this is a good project.”