Lisa Fenner walks her dogs down what used to be the Kendrick Park boardwalk Tuesday morning.

City parks manager Chuck Carbert said the city’s Parks division removed the decaying boardwalk in late February because of liability concerns and maintenance expense.

The exact age of the boardwalk is unknown, but references note the boardwalk in archived articles of the Sheridan Enterprise as far back as 1914. The boardwalk was replaced in 1973 by the National Guard and Army Reserve for students to access the old high school, according to articles found in The Wyoming Room at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

The Parks Division plans on reclaiming the old pathway with vegetation and trees. Carbert encourages the public to use the paved pathway that runs above the old boardwalk, which is wider and has lights at night.