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Project makes trail system easier to navigate, more user-friendly
Oconee County’s Heritage Park now has improved trail signage and an updated park map as a result of Raine Somerville’s recent Eagle Scout Project.
The 364-acre Heritage Park has approximately 14 miles of biking, hiking, and equestrian trails. Somerville’s project involved traversing all 14 miles of the trail system, removing old signage, installing new signs along the trails and intersections, and creating an updated park map. Additionally, Somerville enhanced the navigability of the system by closing unapproved trails. Somerville also communicated with park users to ensure that the park experiences of hikers, bikers, and horse riders were all considered.
“OCPRD is grateful for the contributions Raine Somerville made to Heritage Park by improving the overall trail system with clearly marked signage and maps,” said Oconee County Parks & Recreation Director Lisa Davol. “Raine dedicated many hours to the Eagle Scout project, ensuring all 14 miles of trails were considered, along with soliciting input from the various user groups. His work has made a positive impact on the park experience citizens will have while enjoying the trails.”
“I hope the people of Oconee County, and other users, find my project to be beneficial to the overall safety and ease of using the park’s trails,” said Somerville. “The OCPRD has many great plans for the future to improve the use of this amazing park, and I am glad I was able to assist in that movement. If you have never explored these trails, I would highly encourage you to do so.”
For more information about Heritage Park, visit oconeecounty.com/ocprd.