Walking Trail Rededicated

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The Richard Gilbert Walking Trail looks completely transformed.

Thanks to the help of the Community Obesity Prevention Grant and one Eagle Scout, locals have a nice place to go in Riverside Park to keep up with their fitness goals.

“It took my dad and I three nights to power wash all the black mold off the concrete. It took us one entire day to sand down everything. Repaint it twice. Sweep up the floors and try to fix the main trail, ” says Lany Kavulich.

Kavulich has been an Eagle Scout for about a year, and decided to fix the walking trail for his Eagle Scout project.

“I’m happy that I could do something that will help people in the future. It makes me really happy, ” says Kavulich.

A re-dedication ceremony was held this afternoon to recognize all the hard work that went into fixing the walking trail.

“I hope the people of Zanesville appreciate the fact that we have forty thousand invested in this trail. It’s clean and nice. They should come and walk it, run it, or do whatever they want. It’s wheelchair accessible, ” says Zanesville Mayor Howard Zwelling.

Zwelling says now those with disabilities and those without have a place to come together to continue living a healthy lifestyle.