Trail Construction Program


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.

Active Transportation Plan

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)

The Active Transportation Map illustrates the locations of existing and future shared-use paved trails and on-street bicycle facilities.
View the Active Transportation Plan (ATP) Map

Trail Construction Projects

Information and Maps

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 has recently been installed  along the entire 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 is complete along Old Wire Road to Gulley Park and includes a two-way protected bike lane with bicycle specific signals at township.  Construction of the Niokaska Creek Trail from Azalea Terrace to Old Wire at Crossover Road will continue through mid 2020.