To improve the quality of life and general appeal of Paola by promoting the development of safe, high quality trails and lanes connecting points of interest within the community
What is Paola Pathways?
Paola Pathways is a trail system being developed by a diverse community taskforce and approved by the Paola City Council. The system will link key locations throughout the city—especially schools, parks and recreational facilities. The family-friendly, non-motorized, multi-use trails will consist of a variety of surfaces and distances, designed for walkers, runners and bicyclists.
Where are trails planned?
The master plan includes trails linking all parts of town, Wallace Park, Lake Miola, schools and other points of interest. Phases will be developed as funds allow. Phase I includes approximately 3½ miles of looping trails in and around Wallace Park as described in the downloadable brochure.
How can I help?
Take your first step now! Fundraising efforts are currently underway. Materials alone will cost approximately $10,000 for every mile of trail. Make a tax-deductible contribution to help complete Phase I by donwloading and completing the Participation Form .
Contact a Pathway Representative
To schedule a presentation for your businesses, club or civic organization, please e-mail your request to: e-mail
As a part of the City’s in-kind contribution to the project, Public Works crews have begun clearing brush and debris at the site of the inaugural trail. The brief slide show (below) highlights the location of Phase I as well as progress made this winter.