New walking path built in Enfield


Enfield Town Administrator Montré Freeman, Public Works Director Michael Powell, Tony Silver and Mayor Wayne Anderson, from left, congratulate the walkers as they circuit the new quarter-mile walking path in Enfield's Randolph Park.


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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Through a grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, whose mission is to improve the quality of life and health for rural areas, Enfield's Randolph Park received a new quarter-mile walking path.

Tony Silver Concrete, a local Enfield business, installed and graded the cement walkway, which is now open from dawn to dusk.

It was a community effort with the Enfield Public Works Department providing the support and Tony Silver Concrete leveling over 137 tons of concrete.

Town Administrator Montré Freeman, Commissioners Bobby Whitaker and Kenneth Ward and Mayor Wayne Anderson attended the opening ceremonies and cheered on the Enfield residents as they walked the circuit.The Enfield Town Office staff served healthy snacks and refreshments to the families and children who attended.

“The deciding factor for the grant award was the need for Enfield to improve the overall health of its rural citizens,” Anderson said.

Walking and moving has been proven to lower blood pressure and improve diabetes. The walking track is a quarter mile and four times around equals a mile.

Enfield Parks and Recreation Director Melanie Jones and Town Clerk Cassandra Dolberry coordinated the ceremonies.