Trail cleanup day

Vol­un­teers spruce up Gar­net Dou­glass Bal­ti­more Trail

The Record (Troy, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS -

TROY, N.Y. » On Satur­day, June 9, dozens of lo­cal vol­un­teers and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the City of Troy, Friends of Prospect Park, Troy Lit­tle Italy Qual­ity of Life Com­mit­tee, and the Na­tional Park Ser­vice Rivers & Trails Pro­gram par­tic­i­pated in the sec­ond an­nual cleanup day for Troy’s “Gar­net Dou­glass Bal­ti­more Trail,” a re­cently re­stored half-mile walk­ing trail lo­cated in the south­west corner of Troy’s his­toric Prospect Park. The trail ex­pands the his­toric park’s trail sys­tem, di­rectly con­nect­ing the peak of the 80-acre city park to the Lit­tle Italy and South Troy neigh­bor­hoods. The trail is named in honor of Gar­net Bal­ti­more, a dis­tin­guished civil en­gi­neer and land­scape de­signer, and the first African-Amer­i­can en­gi­neer and grad­u­ate of Rens­se­laer Polytech­nic In­sti­tute (1881) who de­signed the now his­toric Prospect Park.

PHOTO PRO­VIDED.

Vol­un­teers cleanup the Gar­net Dou­glass Bal­ti­more Trail in Troy, Satur­day, June 9.

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