Branson City officials are focused on ecofriendly solutions to improve city parks, landscapes and trails. The devotion to finding a permeable material led them to Porous Pave and they were thrilled to work with an ecofriendly material they could install themselves after some training.
The City of Branson was looking to create an eco-friendly walking trail, specifically designed to keep tires out of the landfill and to improve water quality in nearby Lake Taneycomo. Porous Pave XL was the perfect solution. In addition, the city wanted their team trained to do installations so Porous Pave worked alongside them training them over the course of the installation. Porous Pave provided their paving machine which allowed the team to pave 10,000 SF in 1.5 days.
“This innovative project is a wonderful addition to the features at Eiserman Park, which includes fishing ponds, a disc golf course and pickleball courts. We are always looking for ways to improve the quality of life for our community in an environmentally responsible way”.
--Branson Parks & Recreation Director, Cindy Shook
This 10,000 square foot walking path was completed in the fall of 2021 and is made up of over 40,000LB of recycled tire materials, giving new life to scrap tire that would have been destined for the landfill. The top 1.5 inches of the trail is a permeable surface that utilizes recycled tires. The walking surface remains dry for those using the path while filtering the water below the path's surface that flows into Lake Taneycomo. This water quality friendly walking trail project is a part of the Taneycomo Watershed Management Planning and Demonstration project and was funded, in part, with grants from Missouri State University, the Department of Natural Resources, and White River Valley Electric.