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Step Construction - FINI!

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Written by Mark Seder

Rodney Pearson, Allison Pearson and Mark Seder Celebrate the Completion of the Newly Constructed 30 Steps at the Townsend River Walk & Arboretum!Rodney Pearson, Allison Pearson and Mark Seder Celebrate the Completion of the Newly Constructed 30 Steps at the Townsend River Walk & Arboretum!

The new steps on the South entrance of the Townsend River Walk & Arboretum are now completed on this New Years Eve 2021.  A big thanks goes out to Allison & Rodney Pearson and Mark Seder for installing the 30 new steps at the South Entrance to the Townsend River Walk & Arboretum.  It took over 3 weeks and they volunteered 64 man/women hours to complete the steps by years end.   It was quite and undertaking, with a plan in mind and making changes as we went, the steps are level and hug the slope of the hill being as unobtrusive as possible except it makes the 14 foot climb much easier.  Hand rails will be added in Spring after the trio has some time to rest.

If you have time this New Years Weekend stop by and take a walk through the TRWA and give our new stairs a try.

The New Steps Run a Length of 63 ft  and a Rise of 13.75 ft.A Panorama of the New Steps (30 in total) Shows Off the Entire 63 ft Length.  Over that Length the Steps Rise 13.75 ft.

The Facts and Only The Facts

  • 64 Volunteered Man/Women hours, over 3 weeks.
  • 3 ton of stone.  Crusher Run for the base and Tennessee crushed river rock for the top coat.
  • 322 board ft of Lumber (4x6's) that created 30 steps.
  • Length of the horizontal run is 63 ft.
  • From top to bottom or bottom to top is a rise of 13.75 ft vertical.

If you would like to help offset the costs of materials for building these stairs, you can DONATE HERE!

The construction of the steps on the South end of the Arboretum in chronological order.