It has been a busy summer for Kirksville recreation

A Kirksville committee is continuing to rally support for a new addition to the FLATS trail, which will eventually connect Kirksville to Thousand Hills State Park.

At Tuesday afternoon's meeting of the Kirksville Parks, Lakes and Recreation meeting, members of the Chamber of Commerce's Kirksville Leadership Institute Program were present at the meeting to present their annual city project. This year, program participants are planning to do a trailhead marker for the FLATS trail. That marker will be placed near Spur Pond at the intersection of Decker and Missouri Streets.

The committee thinks this is a great way to create a partnership between the city and the FLATS project.

"We're hoping the project goes well. FLATS is planning a special event that will be a success in September," said Kirksville Assistant City Manager Melanie Smith.

The proposal for the new marker now has to be approved by city council and city codes.

The committee also talked about how the summer season and its activities and programs are in full swing after having a slow start due to the cooler than average temperatures.