The Pratt Heath Foundation’s Health Coalition joined forces with the Pratt KSU Extension Office to secure a K-State Research and Extension, Culture of Health grant this year.  The $5,000 grant award will help the Coalition develop a serpentine trail on Iowa Street.  The first phase of the trail project will begin at 8th Street and proceed north on Iowa Street approximately a quarter of a mile.  The first phase trail construction will cost around $14,000.  
The KSU grant helps the Coalition continue their work of building a healthy environment in Pratt by constructing a one-mile walking trail around Southwest Elementary and the USD 382 practice field.  Additional funds are needed to finish Phase 1 of the Iowa Street trail.  Grants are being researched and private donations are welcome to help complete the project.  Any personal contributions to the project can be processed through the Pratt Health Foundation providing some tax benefits for interested donors.
The Iowa Street Trail development will continue with Phase 2 when the funding and construction of Phase 1 is completed.  Phase 2 will connect the end of the trail on Iowa Street to the existing trail at Washington Street north of Southwest Elementary.  The Phase 2 serpentine trail is estimated to cost an additional $14,000.  The Iowa Street trail will provide walking benefits for residents in the area, construct an environment for Pratt KSU Extension Office walking projects, provide a walking curriculum for Southwest Elementary students and add another scenic serpentine trail in Pratt.  The Coalition continues to build an environment in Pratt that encourages active lifestyles.