Outdoor Jogging Trail Renovated for Fall Semester

Published on: August 31, 2009

Some of the outdoor amenities at Lone Star College-Montgomery have received a ‘facelift,’ just in time for the fall semester.

Renovation on the half-mile jogging/walking trail, located on the north end of the campus, was completed in mid-August. The process included widening the trail to six feet, replacing the old wood border with red stone pavers, and filling the path with four inches of crushed granite.

“The jogging trail has been in need of a facelift from a safety standpoint, as well as due to ongoing maintenance tasks because of poor drainage,” explained Kevin McKinney, associate professor of kinesiology. “The transformation now provides a safer place for students and faculty, as well as community members to exercise.”

The jogging trail, located behind Building A, winds around the three outdoor sports fields and the six tennis courts. Sit-up benches and pull-up bars are located near the trail.

Now that jogging trail is completed, plans are underway to renovate the sand volleyball court. Tabitha Yargo, coordinator for intramural and recreational sports, said that sometime this semester, the court will be equipped with a new crank system and the necessary net hooks to allow for a proper fit of the nets.

Yargo has worked with the LSC-Montgomery facilities department to improve and maintain the appearance of all the outdoor sports fields to continue to provide newer and better opportunities for the students.

For more information about intramural sports or club sports offered at LSC-Montgomery, contact Tabitha Yargo at (936) 271-6124 or tabitha.j.yargo@LoneStar.edu.

The college offers a wide variety of activity courses such as soccer, softball, tennis racquetball, scuba, yoga, aerobics, karate, weight training, and fitness for life. For more information about any of those courses, contact Kevin McKinney at (936) 273-7332 or kevin.k.mckinney@LoneStar.edu.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
 
Lone Star College System consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Center, LSC-University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. With more than 51,000 students in credit classes last fall, LSCS is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and third largest community college system in Texas. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.