City of Montgomery receives full funding for fishing pier park project

MONTGOMERY, WV (WOAY) – The City of Montgomery has now received full funding for their Adams Street Park that will feature a fishing pier and kayak launch.

The city got word on Tuesday that the National Park Service Land and Water Conservation Fund granted them $100,000 that the city will match for the $200,000 project.

Mayor Greg Ingram says the park is “shovel-ready” as the engineering has been completed. Now it is just a matter of putting the project out to bid.

“It’s located between the hospital and the nursing home, and that way families can come and visit their elderly people at the nursing home, take them out in a wheelchair, sit out on the river or the pier. If they want to fish, they can fish,” he said. “It’s just going to be a great addition to the city.”

He expects it to be completed in less than a year.

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Anna Saunders
Anna Saunders is a weekend reporter for WOAY. With a diploma from Princeton Senior High School and a mother from Fayette County, she is no stranger to the area. She received a degree in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and wanted to return home to start her career as a reporter.