The city of Sandy Springs soon will begin construction on the Island Ford Trail Extension Project. A new two-mile trail will be built to create additional recreational opportunities in the Island Ford Unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, located on Roberts Drive. The park currently houses a canoe launch, picnic pavilion and fishing area.

A grant from the Department of National Resource and a local match by the city is funding the $125,000 project. SLS Construction will complete the trails in about 30 days.

“We are thrilled to enlarge the trail system,” Mayor Eva Galambos said. “The delay was due to the federal environmental regulations, and we are finally getting to the point where we can add the two new miles of additional trails at Island Ford.”