Community archery park meeting set for Monday

By LEA RIZZO, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 7/15/17

The Walker County Health Action Partnership will be hosting a community meeting with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources on Monday to discuss the planned archery park to be built at Walker County Lake.

The meeting will be held at …

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Community archery park meeting set for Monday

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The Walker County Health Action Partnership will be hosting a community meeting with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources on Monday to discuss the planned archery park to be built at Walker County Lake.

The meeting will be held at the Walker County Extension Office in Jasper at 5:30 p.m. and will be lead by DCNR and Stuart Goldsby, the Regional Hunter Education Coordinator for North Alabama.

According to Elyse Peters, with the Walker County HAP, the meeting will address what’s already planned for the lake and what type of archery experiences are going to be there. Those leading the meeting will also talk about what an archery park can bring to a community as well as how it can be an economic driver for an outdoor recreation economy.

The archery park “can be opened up for things like tournaments. And not only is it a place for local parks and recreation programs to take youth, but there’s going to be an adult range as well,” she explained.

While the meeting is open to everyone, Peters said they really want bowhunters and people who might be interested in helping with the project to attend.

She hopes building can begin in August and the archery park be completed by October, which is when bowhunting season begins.

“The Walker County Commission has obtained a memorandum of understanding with DCNR to do the archery park so the legal paperwork has been taken care of,” Peters said. “Funding has been acquired ... and the site has been selected so it’s really just about laying everything out and constructing it in time for bowhunting season.”