Work to improve the Tanglefoot Trail welcome center plaza is about complete except for landscaping in the two islands.
The large brick plaza will be a good location for outdoor library programs and private as well as public events. This is especially true in that the library meeting room is sometimes at capacity.
It will also benefit King Therapies next door across the trail because clients sometime engage in outdoor activities as well.
Some of the native plants have been retained and new steps make it easier for one to gain access to the plaza from the trail. The patio area extends to the library parking lot to the north.
The plaza was actually part of the original welcome center design when the building was slated to be north of its present location, where some trees are on the edge of the library parking area. It would have been in the area between the welcome center and the library.
The entire welcome center project was paid for with an MDOT grant plus money saved for the purpose from New Albany tourism tax revenues over several years.
No date was given as to when the improved plaza will be formally dedicated and placed into use.library, New Albany, Northeast Mississippi, plaza, renovation, Tanglefoot Trail, Union County, welcome center