The Parish is constructing a connector trail from the Mississippi River levee top trail to the entrance to St. Bernard State Park.
The new connector will allow trail users to easily and safely visit the State Park and its many amenities and allow park visitors a way to access the Parish’s regional trail.
Trail users can enjoy the natural beauty of St. Bernard Parish and take advantage of Park opportunities including picnic sites, BBQ grills, overnight campsites, a water playground, a covered pavilion for large groups, restrooms, and a nature trail.
Construction of this approximately $600,000 project is 80% funded by the Federal Highway Administration’s Recreational Trails Program administered by Michael Domingue, Program Director, Office of State Parks, in the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. Additional funding is provided by the Murphy Oil CyPres Committee which includes Sidney Torres III, Chairman; Salvador Gutierrez; the Honorable Daniel Dysart; and Carl Zorner. Also, a new grant of $57,240 was recieved from the Office of State Parks in 2022. Lastly, funding is provided by St. Bernard Parish Government for engineering and related services.
Construction is expected to be completed by 2022-23.