A portion of the Kingsport Greenbelt, the Buffalo Grasslands Boardwalk, will be temporarily closed starting tomorrow, May 6.
The closure is allowing a contractor to replace some of the decking boards. Due to work only being able to be completed when weather permits, there is currently no reopening date set. Once a date is determined, residents can check multiple city Facebook pages, such as Kingsport Alerts, Kingsport Parks and Recreation or Kingsport Public Works, or the city website for the reopening information.
The boardwalk is located at the Greenbelt access point of Indian Trail Drive Trailhead, which is behind PetSmart.
The wooden boardwalk, built with uniquely treated Eastman A wood, is a quarter mile loop located in a wetlands marsh. The elevated walkway design allows the Reedy Creek floodwaters to pass under it while providing local wildlife, such as birds, frogs, and insects, a good home. Birdwatching is a popular hobby that can be done from just about anywhere on the boardwalk.
For more information about the Kingsport Greenbelt, please visit www.kingsportparksandrecreation.org.