Pedestrian access soon to increase at Hiller Park

Work is now underway on the latest pedestrian access project at Hiller Park.

The project, which begin last week, includes an 8-foot-wide, 1,400-foot-long walkway that will run alongside the bay at the northern end of the park near the Hiller Park Pavilion.

“This project advances our initiative of a more walkable community,” Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich said. “It continues to make our largest park more inviting to a host of people.”

The $70,000 project is being funded with a state Tidelands grant and the work is being done by Twin L Construction.  The project is expected to be complete by the end of the month.

This work is part of an ongoing pedestrian access project that will see the connection of sideways throughout the entire park. Previously, a walkway and pedestrian bridge were created overlooking the bayou on the western end of the more than 80-acre park.
See images of the progress 
See the previous walkway and overlook


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