A land swap between the city and University of Arkansas has cleared the way for a plan to preserve over 60 acres of green space and create a trail connection to two parks in Fayetteville.
A portion of Niokaska Creek Trail will close temporarily while crews complete an infrastructure improvement project near Gulley Park.
The first of nine new mountain bike trails is now open to the public at Centennial Park in Fayetteville.
Construction of Niokaska Creek Trail is in the home stretch.
The work will address drainage and erosion issues along the trails, and is expected to take about two weeks to complete.
The most popular trail section in Fayetteville is getting a complete redesign.
People are spending more time outdoors because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and as a result, trail use has increased significantly in Fayetteville.
The east-west trail connection includes infrastructure additions on sections of Porter Road, Deane Street, Garland Avenue, Sycamore Street, Poplar Street and Woodland Avenue.
Two key pieces of infrastructure are now in place on the new Niokaska Creek Trail in northeast Fayetteville.
The cycle track is the first of its kind in Northwest Arkansas.
During the closure, trail traffic will be re-routed along Kitty Creek Trail, Joyce Boulevard and Vantage Drive.
Old Wire Road will be closed from Crossover Road to Oak Bailey Drive while crews work to install a trail tunnel under the roadway.
If you’re curious about how to get started riding on the local bike trails, consider Lake Fayetteville.
Local artist Jason Jones will begin work on more public art in Fayetteville this summer.
A new beginner-level mountain bike loop is now open on the University of Arkansas campus.