MILTON —This spring, Milton residents can expect a new and improved outdoor recreational space on the grounds of the Milton Elementary and Middle Schools.
Milton Recreation is currently working with the Milton Town School District on plans and details, but the MMS-MES Walking Path Collaboration could include features like fitness stations and a story walk.
The walking path is being funded by two grants, one given to MTSD and the other to Milton Recreation by RiseVT. The two grants total $3,000.
RiseVT, an organization that promotes living a healthy and active life, partners with individuals, employers, schools, childcare providers and municipalities to improve existing resources and implement new opportunities.
“The school district had already kind of talked to Rise about this idea and Rise had the brilliant idea to say, ‘let's bring Milton Recreation in and see if they're interested in collaborating,” Recreation Director Jenna Tucker said.
Milton Recreation has worked with RiseVT before, and Tucker is grateful to the organization for being so generous to Milton over the years.
“Previously, they've been really great for not only giving grants but giving us advice,” she said.
RiseVT was instrumental in advising the town on its upcoming trail improvements and expansions, which are scheduled to begin during the next fiscal year.
“We really love working with them and this grant was just like another really amazing thing that they offered,” Tucker said. “I can't say anything better about them.”
Throughout the winter, Milton Recreation and MTSD will work collaboratively on designs and features for the path. Tucker said she hopes the path will be open the public by the end of the spring.
Editor's Note: This article was updated at 10:41 a.m. Jan. 13 to clarify that two grants were given for this project, totaling $3,000.