SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The city of Savannah officially opened the Bee Road Walking Trail with a sign unveiling on Thursday, led by Mayor Eddie DeLoach and District 3 Alderman John Hall.
Converted from an old laydown yard where crews kept materials while building the Truman Parkway, the city says it stepped in to beautify the land. The city installed decorative lighting, park benches, walking paths, and planted more than a dozen trees.
"This park is going to contribute to building relationships in these communities," Mayor DeLoach said. "This is a place where folks can come out and relax and enjoy time with each other."
The park is located in District 3 at the intersection of Bee Road and East 31st Street. It officially opened Thursday morning at 10 a.m.
"It's a great place for people to gather, to be a part of, to picnic out here, enjoy yourself, be with friends, and just take a leisurely walk, so it's going to be a great place long term for all these neighborhoods that are surrounding this area," the mayor said.
The cost of the project was $55,000 and was budgeted through SPLOST funds.
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