Bringing More Recreation to Marietta

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Most of the road construction in Marietta has wrapped up, but the work on some of the city's recreational projects is just heating up.

Orange barrels are in place to begin work on the expansion of the River Trail.

The second out of three phases will take the trail from the Marietta Harbor, down Post Street and along the Ohio River.

And the big pile of dirt at Indian Acres Park will in a couple of months be a new state of the art skatepark.

We caught up with a speed skater who says the longer trail will be better for practicing, and the new skatepark might just bring about a new hobby.

"I've got a few bruises from times that I've fallen speed skating, so I'm not really afraid to fall on my head on these new ramps. I'd like to try to get into that," Julia Dreyer, a speed skater, said.

Mayor Michael Mullen says the city is already in the design phase of the third part of the River Trail, which will add another mile to the path.

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