Work On Kellan’s Kingdom And Grant Road Trail In Carroll Underway Tuesday

Work was ongoing at two large recreation projects in Carroll today (Tuesday). Volunteers were at the site of the area’s first all-inclusive park, Kellan’s Kingdom, in Northeast Park throughout the day helping to assemble and install the many pieces of equipment. In a strong showing of community support, dozens of Carroll residents, ranging from high school age to individuals in their 60s, accepted the invite to lend a hand in bringing the park to fruition. Pat and Alie Tigges, parents of the park’s namesake and the driving force behind the project, say assembly will finish Tuesday evening, leaving only some finishing touches and concrete pouring. They thanked everyone who has supported the project, either with the assembly or through donations. Alie is excited to see the final product, saying, “I feel a bit like a kid the night before Christmas.” Elsewhere in Carroll, crews were working to expand the walking and biking trail along Grant Road. Much of the groundwork for the mile-long project, which connects Veterans Memorial Park to the baseball and softball complex to the west of the Carroll Middle School, has finished, and workers have started to pour portion of the trail. Officials hope to have the whole trail poured by the middle of next week. Photos from both projects can be found included with this story on our website.


Kellan’s Kingdom

Grant Road Trail