HARLINGEN — Pendleton Park’s ongoing tribute to military veterans and first-responders is progressing with more than 50 percent of the Hometown Heroes Trail now completed.
The $416,000 project is being funded primarily by a $395,000 grant from the Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation.
The looping 1.5-mile trail mostly follows the contours of the city park’s outer boundary. The path will be fully lighted and curbed, city officials say, and after a layer of caliche is added, the walking-running pathway will be finished with an ankle- and knee-friendly top layer of crushed stone.
“They’re still going to bring in some decomposed granite that has a stabilizer to it, and it’s really going to make it look fresh and finished,” Jeff Lyssy, parks superintendent, said last week.
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