Nevada completes new Community Trail funded 100% by community donations; school district accepts ownership | Nevada Daily Mail

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"This is a very unique project," Nevada R-5 assistant superintendent Jodie McNeley said before representatives from Healthy Nevada completed the process of formally gifting the Community Trail at Nevada Middle School to the R-5 school district during Wednesday's school board meeting.

McNeley said she was excited about all the opportunities the trail will provide, not only to the school district, but also to the community.

"Students and the public are already using it," she said.

McNeley said she never thought they would have a ¼ mile fitness loop that one teacher can supervise, adding that the entire trail is ½ mile long.

"A lot of headache and sweat went into it, but it was well worth it," she said.

The official Community Trail unveil and celebration is scheduled for Sunday afternoon from 2 to 3:30, at the trail head at the Nevada Middle School, 900 N. Olive St. Activities include a ribbon cutting, donor recognition and an inaugural walk.

MoBikeFed comment: This Community Trail is one outcome of the Healthy Nevada Project, sponsored by Cerner.

According Robert Johnson of PedNet, the designers of the trail, the complete $160,000 cost of building the trail was raised by local community members.

It goes to show how much communities across Missouri, from the largest to the smallest, want safe places to walk and bicycle in their communities. If Nevada--population 8100--can do it, so can *many* other communities across Missouri.