Work started to pave walking trail at lake

A paved walking trail is in the works at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown.

BECCA OWSLEY/The News-Enterprise 

Residents visiting Freeman Lake this week may have noticed a trail of dirt dug up on the park side. That’s because the city of Elizabethtown has started the installation of a paved walking path.

The 1½ mile trail runs from the north side by the dog park to the dam area and offers an alternate option to walking on the road.

“It’s a safe option and just continues to improve Freeman Lake Park,” said Amy Inman, public relations for the city.

At a width of 10-feet, the path offers space for walkers, joggers, those with strollers and children on bicycles to go without the worry of vehicles, Inman said.

According to Inman, they tried not to disturb any natural landmarks in establishing the trail.

Inman said the project, which will mostly be developed by city employees, is expected to be finished by the end of the month. The estimated cost is $140,000.

Scott Reynolds, director of facilities management, is overseeing the project.

Mary Alford can be reached at 270-505-1417 or

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