Words by Anna Lee Vaughn | Images by Ryan McGill
The City of Dora recently completed a long-awaited improvement project at Horse Creek Trail. Citizens can now enjoy the trail in the early morning and nighttime hours, as 95 lights now line the entirety of the 2.5-mile pathway.
Mayor Randy Stephens says this project was born out of the requests of many locals.
“We had citizens that were asking for lights, mainly during the wintertime. It would be dark early in the morning or before they could get home from work, and they were not able to exercise,” says Stephens.
The project was jointly funded by the City of Dora and the Recreational Trails Program (RTP), with the grand total of the project being $579,836. Ultimately, this project’s completion has promoted Stephens’ goal of creating better outdoor spaces and keeping citizens active.
“This project has fulfilled what we intended it to do: increase access to the trail, and give more people an opportunity to exercise.” WL