Community Connection Trail

Organization: Community Connection Trail Coalition

Year: 2006

Amount: $10,000

Status: Project complete

Type: Bike path/trail

Address: Community Connection Trail, Cottonwood Falls, KS

Our first grantee in the state of Kansas, the Community Connection Trail Coalition received $10,000 towards construction of a multi-use path that will connect Strong City and Cottonwood Falls. These two communities, currently divided by a busy highway, share schools, athletic fields, a library, and a youth center. The path will enable kids to ride their bikes to these destinations instead of shuttling back and forth in their parent's cars. It will also provide a link for bike commuters and a recreational route for people of all ages to access the trails in the National Tallgrass Prairie Preserve.