Recreational Trails Program Awards:

 

2014 RTP Achievement Awards

Award-Winning Trail and Greenway Projects

 

Winners have been announced for the 2014 "Annual Achievement Awards" in recognition of outstanding use of Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funds. The awards ceremony hosted by the Coalition for Recreational Trails was held in Washington, D.C. on June 11, 2014 at U.S. House of Representatives offices. The awards are part of annual efforts by national trails and outdoor recreation organizations to promote the importance of RTP funding to States across America.

 

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Abbott Motocross Park (Nebraska)

Construction and Design

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An aerial View of Abbott MotoCross Park

 

Abbott Motocross Park is part of Abbott Sports Complex, a sporting venue that includes a soccer and football field complex, a collegiate competitive soccer field, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, and indoor volleyball facilities. The motocross park – which received over $255,000 in RTP funding -- complements these traditional sports facilities by providing motocross facilities for athletes of all ages. The tracks were professionally designed to provide safe and fun riding experiences, and are regularly prepped and maintained.  The design also fully accommodates flooding issues associated with a nearby creek.  In addition, an avoidance strategy was used to minimize impacts on existing wetlands.

In addition to RTP, funding for the project was provided by Lancaster County Keno funds and the Husker Off-Road Club. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission administered the RTP grant.
 

For more information:

Glenn Johnson, General Manager
Lower Platte South Natural Resources District
P.O. Box 83581
Lincoln, NE 68501
Phone: (402) 476-2729
http://www.abbottmx.com

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The Park Provides access for all age groups

 

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