The City of Milford Parks & Recreation Intern, Dylan Graham a senior at James Madison University, is leaving his mark on the Downtown Riverwalk, with newly installed mile markers and directional signs.
“Dylan has been a great asset as an intern to our Department over the summer, and we feel this project will be of great benefit to the users of the Riverwalk,” said Brad Dennehy, Director of Parks and Recreation.
Working on this project outside of his assigned recreation program tasks, Graham researched, mapped, designed, ordered and installed the new signage with the help of local startup, Site On Services.
“The benefit of a new Riverwalk mile marker system provides locals and visitors with a set route to follow, including navigational arrows in places such as the intersection of SW Front St. and N. Church St. to demonstrate where the trail continues,” Graham said. “I believe more people will have a better understanding of the trails complete route with the addition of these signs.”
These new mile markers will be uploaded to the City’s GIS, which will allow for better safety. If lost or feeling unsafe, those walking the trail can reference the closest mile marker when they call the Milford Police Department and the GIS system will direct the MPD to the proper location.
“I think this project is going to help with police and EMS response times, so we’re not searching a mile long boardwalk to help someone,” Lieutenant Edward Huey, Milford Police Department said. “They will speed up emergency and police response times immensely.”
Graham’s project also included a remodel of the trail map posted at the Maple Ave. trail head. Printing and installation of that map will occur in the coming weeks.