The city of Ramsey has received a $100,000 Minnesota Department of Natural Resources grant to construct a 10-foot wide trail from Central Park (at 161st Avenue and Armstrong Boulevard), south to connect with the trail at Alpine Drive.
The city will be providing $194,800 toward the project, which will create a 1.2-mile trail along the east side of Armstrong Boulevard.
This is a worthwhile city expenditure, and gaining the grant spreads the cost. This is good news. Presumably, the existing public-use right-of-way is sufficient so that unplanned easement acquisition costs will not arise. A hope is that fence setbacks, etc., will not be impacted, and that the trail will follow as much as feasible the existing terrain so that nobody loses that way. Presumably, the east side of Armstrong Blvd. was chosen because the park is on that side of Armstrong.