Trail marker systems have become increasing popular in parks across the state. For a relatively small investment, parks possess a maintenance-free, long-lasting location system that allows visitors to know and share their location easily. By next spring, all West Lafayette parks should have them installed.
West Lafayette Park Superintendent Janet Fawley supported the markers after a visitor had a near-fatal heart attack earlier this year. Emergency personnel were delayed because the victim could not pinpoint her location. “The fire department had to get to them and I think they could have got to them faster had we had a position for them to go to. So they did save this woman’s life, great, but we could have got there faster maybe,” said Fawley.