The Paris Pump Track is edging closer to completion for locals to enjoy. Chamber Chairman Greg Wilson said it wouldn’t be long until the project is complete after construction officially began in May of this year.
“We hope to begin laying artificial turf this week which should take about three weeks to complete,” Wilson said of the next steps.
The asphalt part of the track was completed a few weeks ago, with several individuals, schools, and organizations lending some muscle to get it all laid onto the track.
Now comes the beautification part of the new outdoor facility that resides on the north side of the pavilion at the Love Civic Center-just next to the Trail de Paris entrance.
After the artificial turf gets laid, the sod will then be placed around the outside of the track. Shade structures, picnic tables, and benches will also be installed.
“The ribbon-cutting is on hold at least until everything is completed,” said Wilson explaining that the current coronavirus pandemic will dictate the official opening.
Until such time, locals are already turning out to use the track, with enthusiasts of all ages taking the time to enjoy the new facility.