Renova steps closer to health
by Chance Wright
Nov 28, 2012 | 2091 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The dedication sign at the Renova Walking Trail
The dedication sign at the Renova Walking Trail
For the past two years the town of Renova has been working toward providing its residents with an opportunity to get healthier by taking a stroll in the middle of the small Delta community.

The trail, similar in appearance to the walking trail on the Greenstrip in downtown Cleveland, will soon be opening to the public.

Renova received funding support from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks and the Mississippi Department of Transportation that made the walking trail project possible.

"The county as well as our state legislators working together can make things happen and in this case, they did," said Bolivar County Administrator Will Hooker. "This project was made possible by a lot of people coming together with a common goal."

The town received a $90,000 grant for the project from the MDWFP and the MDOT.

"Renova's walking trail is not only a great way to promote a healthy lifestyle for its residents but also a great beautification tool for the community," said Bolivar County Supervisor James McBride. "

McBride said that Renova's beautification committee is currently working with the Mississippi Municipal League as well as other public and private sources to landscape the property adjacent to the trail.

"It's not just about getting residents to live a healthier lifestyle but also providing them a safe environment to meet these goals," added McBride. "The walking trail project provides a safer environment than the streets of Renova."

The trail offers parking and access to the handicapped and future plans include a playground area for children.

It is unclear at this time when the trail will be open to the public and all attempts to contact city hall were unsuccessful.