‘Not just a park’

Officials tout trail’s economic potential at groundbreaking for Doodle Park

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

PICKENS — Since the opening of the Doodle Trail, local residents and visitors have been using the trail for exercise and recreation.

A new destination on the Pickens side of the trail will give users a place to relax and play.

Officials gathered Friday to officially break ground on Doodle Park.

Pickens mayor David Owens said the $1.15 million project wouldn’t have been feasible with grant funding. Agencies that awarded grants for the park include the Environmental Protection Agency, the

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