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Iola Extension Officially Opens

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Prairie Spirit Trail Iola TrailheadAccording to Clark Coan at the Sunflower Rail-Trails Conservancy:

“David Toland with Thrive Allen County reports that the new section of the Prairie Spirit Trail within the city limits of Iola is now complete. Asphalt has been laid and a pedestrian crossing signal across US 59 is now operational. The trail segment goes 1.5 miles from Cofachique Park at the north end of town to Riverside Park. Still to be installed is a unique archway.

Thrive Allen County successfully obtained three grants to assist in developing the trail. Grants were received from the Sunflower Foundation, The Health Foundation of Greater Kansas City and the Kansas Health Foundation. The next step is to develop the trail from Riverside Park to Humboldt a distance of 6.5 miles. A local group of volunteers has been cutting back brush every Saturday on this section.”

I have seen video of the section being cleared. It should be a very nice extension when completed.
Sunflower Rail-Trails Conservancy, Inc.

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