Busy summer for Kirksville Lakes, Parks and Recreation Committee

Busy summer for Kirksville Lakes, Parks, and Recreation Committee.

It's a busy time for the Kirksville Lakes, Parks and Recreation Committee. With the summer season in full swing, the committee met up Tuesday to make sure their summer activities and programs are in full swing as well.

The Chamber of Commerce's Kirksville Leadership Institute Program was present at the meeting as well to present their annual city project. This year the program is planning to do a trailhead marker at Patryla Park near Osteopathy and Missouri Streets for the FLATS Trail.

The committee is up for the idea.

"Hopefully it will be a great partnership between the city and the FLATS project. The FLATS project has been something that's been going on for a couple of years, and they're very close to get that first piece underway. So the ultimate idea is that will connect to town to ride your bike from downtown Kirksville to Thousand Hills State Park so it should be a great partnership," said Kirksville Assistant City Manager Melanie Smith.

The committee will allow the KLI Project Committee to come back for their July meeting with more ideas and find ways to raise funds for the project.