Coalmont OHV park holds ribbon cutting

GRUNDY COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) — The city of Coalmont held a ceremony today to celebrate a new attraction 12 years in the making.

The ribbon cutting of Coalmont OHV park happened today atop Cumberland Plateau.

The park is over 130,000 acres and holds miles of off-roading trails and a few campgrounds.

Planning for the park started over a decade ago when Coalmont received a grant through Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

Interim Tourism Director Iva Russell said, “The little town of Coalmont, they didn’t know they couldn’t do it, and so here we are 12 years later opening a 1,347-acre park. It’s been a challenge to say the least and they just kept plugging away. Everyone is so supportive. If you look around at all the sponsors for today’s ribbon cutting is unbelievable. The support for the locals, for this park is a big deal.”

Coalmont is the first city-owned off-roading park in the state.

A grand opening for the park will happen in the coming weeks.

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