Albany - A park, being built on the bank of the Flint River, is nearly complete. The Oxford Environmental Park will be one of several parks along the Greenway Trail.
A nature trail will lead visitors off the paved Greenway Trail to two observation desks, with great views of the river.
"I think it will be a nice recess from the manmade trail because you'll get into some shaded area and the soft trail is a relief from the concrete on your feet," Albany Tomorrow Inc. President Tommy Chatmon.
The park was paid for with $140,000 in sales tax money and a $100,000 state DNR grant. The rest came from in-kind donations from private partner Oxford Construction. The park should be complete in about two months.