The Elizabeth River Trail Foundation announced that the Hampton Roads Community Foundation awarded it a grant in the amount of $200,000. The grant was part of $1.32 million in funds the community foundation awarded to seven area nonprofits that focused on environmental stewardship and vibrant places in the region.
The Elizabeth River Trail Foundation will allocate the grant over two years to add amenities to the 10.5-mile, multi-use pedestrian and bike trail. Plans for 2019 include the development of the Plum Point Park Trailhead with dynamic playground equipment, obstacle course, walking labyrinth, bike maintenance station, hydration station for humans and pets and an ADA-accessible kayak launch. A new wayfinding sign package of more than 400 signs will begin installation in late spring.