Quality of Life

  • Our objective for Quality of Life is to produce a rising standard of living (including increased income, assets, and economic security), to build civic engagement, and to promote effective organizational leadership. The Foundation continually seeks strategic partnerships to achieve goals of this magnitude.

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    City of Dothan Department of Leisure Services – Forever Wild

    It has been well documented that trail hiking and mountain biking provides benefits for cardiovascular benefits and calorie burn. The City of Dothan realized that our area was in need of a recreational area large enough for these activities.

    After securing donations or “commitments to sell” for 400 acres of land located between Flowers Chapel Road and Fortner Street, the City of Dothan submitted and received approval from Alabama’s Forever Wild Land Trust (FWLT) program to purchase the property to be protected forever as a natural preserve. As noted in the FWLT 2014-15 Annual Report, The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, State Lands Division receives nominations for land tracts to be considered by the Board. The number of public natural areas has continued to expand through this program to ensure present and future generations can enjoy them.

    Many were involved as project partners committed to making monetary, in-kind, and volunteer services to insure the success of the project. WF awarded a grant to the City to fund the construction of bridges that will connect a 1 mile, 3 mile, and 5 mile hiking and biking loops, the primary feature of the property. On June 4 of this year, another 100+ acres of the property will open with an additional 3.5 miles of trail to enjoy. The land is a perfect, natural setting for a park, and expected to be a favorite spot for many. The trails are expected to be opened from daylight to dark.