Redesign and Improvement of the Hiking Trails in Henderson Park

The Friends of Henderson Park (FoHP) group is proud to announce that we have secured a Park Pride Community Building Grant and matching funds from DeKalb County to upgrade and (re)design the hiking trail system inside the park, add improved signage, and install pet waste stations.  Three cheers to all the FoHP volunteers and staff from Park Pride and DeKalb County that were involved with fine tuning all the details of the grant proposals! Thanks also goes out to the Home Depot Foundation which provided funding for the Park Pride Community Building Grant.

The trail (re)design will update the existing system of paths that crisscross the Henderson forest using modern trail design criteria, and where necessary, will shift trails to more sustainable alignments. The new design will provide proper erosion control measures to ensure Henderson Park will have trails that last for the enjoyment of future generations!  Once the (re)design has been established, contractors will initiate trail (re)construction on the White Trail, which is the trail that loops around the lake.   FoHP will work to install updated signage at trailheads and at trail intersections.  Pet waste stations will be installed so that our dog walking friends will be encouraged to pick up and pack out their dog's droppings.

FoHP volunteers plan to have a community meeting in the late Summer of 2017 to share the trail (re)design with friends, neighbors, and other interested stakeholders.  We want YOU to be involved in this project in any way you can be, and this will be a way to get interested folks engaged!  Please check back regularly for updates here on our website, on our Facebook Page, or in our e-newsletters.

 


FOHP_Community_Building_Grant_Press_Release_March_2017.pdf