Mission & Vision:
TRAIL is a non-profit organization dedicated to building and
maintaining parks, paths and trails for hiking, walking, running,
kayaking, biking and canoeing. Recreational infrastructure development
is how TRAIL promotes the motto of the 4 Es: Experience, Educate,
Exercise and Enjoy. Recreational facilities encourage people to get
outside EXPERIENCE their environment, gain more EDUCATION about their
environment and health, have more opportunities for EXCERCISE and better
ENJOY their community.
TRAIL is working to build better communities that promote healthy
lifestyle options, appreciation for the native environment, and a more
desirable place to live, work and visit. TRAIL works with governments,
individuals and businesses to make these recreational facilities a
reality. TRAIL assists in financing projects through searching for grant
opportunities, fund raising events, and sponsorship.
T.R.A.I.L. (Transportation Recreational Alternatives In Louisiana)
was created in 2005 by a small group of individuals working to develop
the Bikeway Plan component for the Lafayette Metropolitan Organizations
2030 Transportation Plan. Realizing that the extensive amount of work
would be futile if there was not a mechanism that would be a catalyst to
make certain the facilities we planned and designed would become a
reality. The group also recognized that limited recreational facilities
around the Acadiana area was not limited to just cycling, but also for
runners, walkers, and kayakers. Whether active or passive the
surrounding communities needed facilities that encouraged them to get
outside, Experience their environment, gain more Education about their
environment and health, have more opportunities for Exercise and better
Enjoy their community.
For more information about current T.R.A.I.L. projects and to download our brochure please see the link below.
Brochure for T.R.A.I.L.