Kitty Hawk gets $69K grant for trail project

By on January 6, 2021

(Town of Kitty Hawk)

The Town of Kitty Hawk has been awarded a $69,408 grant from the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources to connect a 1.8-mile trail located in the Kitty Hawk Woods Preserve to the Dare County Park.  In addition, the Dare County Tourism Bureau has committed funding in the amount of $47,592 in Short Term Restricted Grant Funding to make this project possible. The trail connection will consist of an approximately 500 linear foot of elevated boardwalk that will traverse low lying areas and provide additional outdoor recreational opportunities for residents and visitors of the Kitty Hawk Woods Preserve.  The Kitty Hawk Park will become a trail head and existing parking and restroom facilities will be incorporated into the project.

The Town’s Recreation Committee, Town Council, and Coastal Reserve Program have all worked extremely hard over the past 2 years to obtain funding for this project.  The Town received support from the Dare County Board of County Commissioners, Outer Banks Hospital, Dare County Schools, and multiple other organizations and residents for this project.  The trail is expected to be completed by June of this year.

Town Manager Andy Stewart said, “This is a project has really received a lot of support from everyone in Dare County and we are elated that Kitty Hawk was awarded funding for this project.  The grant process is a highly competitive process throughout the State of North Carolina.  It has truly been a team effort and we are excited about the additional recreational opportunities it will create.  The project comes at a time when more people are seeking to find outdoor activities and enjoy what mother nature has to offer.”


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