Photos: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer
Sections of the trails at Gregory Park will be closed to cyclists and pedestrians for repairs and improvements beginning April 22.
The work will address drainage and erosion issues along the trails, and is expected to take about two weeks to complete, according to a news release.
Ozark Off Road Cyclists has partnered with the city’s Parks and Recreation Department and Progressive Trail Design for the project.
From the city:
Signs will be posted notifying visitors of trail closures. The city encourages park visitors to pay attention to posted signage and to continue to practice social distancing and wear face coverings when using bike and walking trails. It is also important for visitors to avoid using wet and/or muddy trails, which contributes to trail damage and erosion.
About Gregory Park
The transformation of midtown’s Gregory Park was completed in late summer 2018 when crews finished construction of a series of singletrack mountain biking trails, along with a pump track and skills course at the 19-acre park on Sycamore Street just west of North College Avenue.
The land was donated to the city by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in 1964. It includes a pavilion and a picnic area. Before the new construction, it included a 0.6-mile nature trail that had been damaged in several places from erosion.
The pump track and skills course are both located in the north part of the park along Sycamore Street.
The trails include Morning Light, a multi-use loop that circles the outer edges of the park and is used to access the two new one-way trails that start at the top of the hill; Rolling Thunder, a downhill-only, beginner-level flow trail; and Tailwind, a downhill-only, intermediate-level flow trail.
Morning Light – multi-use access loop
Rolling Thunder – beginner flow trail
Tailwind – intermediate flow trail