The City of Fayetteville has a unique trails construction program geared to design and construct trails as cost efficiently and quickly as possible by performing design, property acquisition and construction in-house utilizing primarily city staff. The city trails coordinator oversees the trails construction program through the Engineering Division with support from the city surveyors, land agents and engineers. When the trail is designed and the necessary property is acquired, the 9-member city trails construction crew builds the trail as part of the Transportation Division. Once the trail is complete, the Parks and Recreation Department oversees the maintenance and event programming of completed trails. For information and maps of existing trails please visit Trails page.
The Active Transportation Plan (ATP) endeavors to develop and promote an interconnected and universally accessible network of sidewalks, trails, and on-street bicycle facilities that encourage citizens to use active/non-motorized modes of transportation to safely and efficiently reach any destination. View the Active Transportation Plan Document (PDF)
Kessler Mountain Regional Park Connection Trails - Complete!
The Town Branch and Cato Springs Trails provides connectivity from the Razorback Greenway to the new Kessler Mountain Regional Park in southwest Fayetteville. Lighting is will be installed in early 2019 along the 3-mile long Cato Springs Trail.
Niokaska Creek Trail, Old Wire Road and Gulley Park Improvements
The Niokaska Creek Trail will extend along Old Wire Road through Gulley Park to connect to Mud Creek Trail at Old Missouri Road. This trail will be over 3 miles in length and connect an estimated 4,000 residents within 1/4 mile of the new trail. Construction has started on the Old Wire Road Protected BIke Lane and along Sweetbriar Drive connecting to Mud Creek Trail. Construction will continue through 2018 and into 2019 with improvements including trail replacement in Gulley Park.
The City of Fayetteville was awarded a $500,000 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant through the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) for installing lighting along the Mud Creek Trail and portions of the Razorback Greenway for a total of 3.4 miles of new trail lighting. The lights are energy efficient LED and the poles are lightweight fiberglass to match the existing trail lighting.
Installation of the trail lighting is complete and operational