The City of Branson’s Parks & Recreation Department invites the public and media to a ribbon cutting celebration for a new eco-friendly walking trail, specifically designed to keep tires out of the landfill and improve water quality in nearby Lake Taneycomo, at Eiserman Park on Monday, November 1, 2021, at 2:00 p.m.
The new 10,000 square foot porous pave walking trail not only encourages physical activity for walkers and runners but is made up of approximately 3,000 recycled tires, giving new life to scrap tires that would have been destined for the landfill. The top 1.5 inches of the trail is Porous Pave XL, a permeable surface that utilizes rubber from recycled tires and was supplied by Eco-Shred, a Prime Trucking company. The permeable surface remains dry for those using the path while filtering the water below the path’s surface that flows into Lake Taneycomo.
This water quality friendly walking trail is a part of the Taneycomo Watershed Management Planning and Demonstration project and was funded, in part, with grants from Missouri State University, the Department of Natural Resources, and White River Valley Electric. The Parks Department was able to provide matching labor costs and received training from Porous Pave Inc. to install the new trail.
“This innovative project is a wonderful addition to the features at Eiserman Park, which include fishing ponds, a disc golf course and pickleball courts. We are always looking for ways to improve the quality of life for our community in an environmentally responsible way. We are grateful for our community partners who helped us fund this project and had the same eco-friendly benefit for the community in mind,” said Branson Parks & Recreation Director, Cindy Shook.
The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on at the new walking path at Eiserman Park at 201 Compton Drive.