Ribbon cutting held for new walking trail at Optimist Park

Ribbon cutting held for new walking trail at Optimist Park

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A ribbon cutting was held at Optimist Park in Hattiesburg Friday morning.

It was to celebrate the opening to Backstrom Park, which is a new walking trail located on the southeast edge of the baseball park in Oak Grove.

Backstrom Park is named after long-time county supervisor Mike Backstrom, who was the District 1 supervisor for 24 years.

The park was made possible by MDOT through a grant program called Transportation Alternatives Program, which covered 80 percent of the project's cost.