The newest section of the Razorback Regional Greenway opened April 12 in Fayetteville and Johnson. About 200 people turned out on a sunny Saturday afternoon to celebrate the opening of the 3-mile Clear Creek Trail.
In March, Clear Creek Opening that runs through Fayetteville & Johnson promises to be one of the premiere pathways. Northwest Arkansas and statewide, groups are working together to create a safer, more bike- and pedestrian – friendly state.
The Fayetteville City Council voted unanimously on February 18 to purchase 376 acres on beautiful Mount Kessler. The city’s costs will be offset by a $1.5 million matching grant from the Walton Family Foundation and a pledge from the Fayetteville Natural Heritage Association to provide $300,000.
The City Council chambers overflowed with residents and visitors who attended to show their support for the mountain. More than 40 bicyclists and runners from around the region rode/ran to the meeting on the Razorback Greenway.
In February, Mount Kessler, “We Love Our Mountain” – ride/ run. Fall in love with Mount Kessler all over again. Also, learn how to love mud without damaging the trails.
Fayetteville’s Frisco Trail was recognized by the Rails to Trails Conservancy as its Trail of the Month for December. The group featured the the trail in an article on its website.
The 1.3 mile trail currently extends from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard north to Scull Creek Trail at Prospect Street. The city began work on a half-mile extension of the trail in August 2013. The new section will include a tunnel under Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, three bridges, and a signalized crossing on South School. The extension is scheduled to be open to the public by April.