SLOCOMB, Ala. (WDHN) — Recently, the city of Slocomb applied for an Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs grant to build a two-mile walking trail across a 35-acre site.

Slocomb Mayor Rob Hinson and the city council hope to receive $100,00 to create the nature trail behind the old Walmart Neighborhood Market.

Mayor Hinson says there’s a great demand for physical recreation sites in his city. He says such venues would easily attract new residents and visitors to the community.

“It’ll be a six-foot-wide, non-motorized track, so that’s something Geneva County really doesn’t have,” Mayor Hinson said.

Mayor Hinson says it may take six months to a year to find out whether Slocomb will receive the ADECA walking trails grant. If so, the city’s local match to the grant would be around $20,000.