Swords Park Trail
The Billings trail system has come a long way in 15 years.
The Swords Park Trail in the Heights has received a pair awards, one from the state and one from a national group.
Ups and Downs gives a quick take on news of the week.
The Swords Park Trail will receive a state award on Sunday, and the public is invited to the presentation.
Billings Mayor Tom Hanel, third from left, and David Irion, chairman of the Chamber of Commerce board of directors, in yellow, cut a ribbon Tuesday to open the second phase of the Swords Park Trail.
Darlene Tussing, a trails consultant to the city-county Planning Department, rides across a new pedestrian bridge after the dedication of the Swords Park Trail on Tuesday.
A relatively short but important segment of the Billings bike-pedestrian trail system was dedicated Tuesday afternoon.
The Rimrocks were warm and dusty in the midday sun when a few dozen Billings residents gathered to celebrate progress on the city’s bike/pedestrian trails.
A groundbreaking ceremony for the second phase of the Swords Park Trail is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday.
From bicycle paths to energy audits, the city of Billings is launching several new projects to conserve energy with help from federal stimulus money.