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August 29, 2014

Derby, Conway Springs receive grants to build new community trails

Derby and Conway Springs are receiving more than $50,000 each to develop community trails, according to a news release from the Sunflower Foundation.

Derby and Conway Springs are receiving more than $50,000 each to develop community trails, according to a news release from the Sunflower Foundation.

Derby will receive $55,000 for a new one-mile walking trail at Madison Avenue Central Park. A citizen task force has developed plans for the park, which has also been developed as part of a half-cent sales tax that residents approved in 2013.

Conway Springs will receive $52,250 for its first community trail – a half-mile trail that will be built this fall.

The foundation awarded $244,675 in funding to eight organizations across the state for trails in this round of grants.

Over the past 10 years, Sunflower has helped fund more than 125 trails in more than 50 Kansas counties, according to the release.

For more information, visit http://sunflowerfoundation.org/TrailFinder.

Reach Kelsey Ryan at 316-269-6752 or kryan@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @kelsey_ryan.

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