Purcell City Lake Walking Trail Project

Purcell City Lake Trails Project hosted a Phase II, Public Hearing at the following time:
6 p.m.
December 10, 2018
Purcell Multi-Purpose Center

Walking Trail Upgrade

The Purcell Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will be hosting a public hearing regarding a grant application for adding on to the Purcell Lake walking trail.

Information about the Grant

The following information outlines what this grant will do to benefit the walking trail:

  • The City of Purcell has already had the grant application for Phase I of the walking trail approved which will begin in 2019.
  • Engineers have been consulted to begin drawing up an estimate of the overall trail and each of its phases.
  • The grant would pay 80% of the cost, and the city would pay 20% of the cost.
  • Phase II would extend from Chandler Park eastward towards the volleyball courts. It would then turn north following the road north and following the Purcell Lake dam, then turning west along the cemetery to the north boat ramp.
  • There will be no tax increase to fund the project.
  • This grant application is for the second phase of the Trails project.
  • This grant is administered by the Federal Highway Administration to the Federal Trails Program which is then distributed by the Oklahoma Department of Tourism
  • This grant project would continue the foot/biking/mountain biking trail around the entirety of Purcell Lake.
  • This grant request is due January 31, 2019
  • The trail would be 10 feet wide, matching the width of the walking trail upgrade plans from Phase I.
  • We would like to receive letters from the community. The letters should say why people do/do not want the trail, and how the trail will impact the city.

Contact Us

Letters can be emailed to the Parks and Recreation department, dropped off in person at City Hall or the Parks Department at the Multipurpose Center, or mailed to Lake Trail Project at the following location:
230 W Main
Purcell, OK 73080