Paving at Pocatello’s Sacajawea Park complete

If you like to visit Sacajawea Park, your walk, run or ride is going to be smoother.

Recently, more than a mile of the park’s trails was repaved. In addition to the revitalized surfaces, the trails were widened to 10 feet where possible.

The total cost of the project was $75,000 with $60,000 coming from an Idaho Parks and Recreation Department grant that was secured by the Portneuf Greenway Foundation. The remaining $15,000 was in the form of in-kind work by the city of Pocatello Street Operations Department who provided the equipment and labor to install the asphalt as well as Parks and Recreation Department staff who cleared vegetation and restored streambanks along the Portneuf River.

“The Sacajawea Park trails are situated in a beautiful, natural setting along the Portneuf River,” said John Banks, Parks and Recreation director. “They are a favorite for walkers, joggers, bikers, and skaters in the community and are heavily used.”

“The city of Pocatello and the Parks and Recreation Department have been great partners in not only helping to grow the Greenway trail system, but also maintaining it, too,” said Rory Erchul, Greenway board president. “We couldn’t be more pleased with the support and assistance we get as a not-for-profit from the City and its employees.”

Sacajawea Park is located on Aspen Lane.

For more information on the programs and services offered by the city of Pocatello Parks and Recreation Department, visit, pocatello.us/pr.