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Hydration Station Ribbon Cutting
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
September 5, 2019
 
Contact: Matt Mihalevich
Trails Coordinator
Engineering Division
479.444.3416
mmihalevich@fayetteville-ar.gov

 
Ribbon Cutting for Hydration Station
on the Niokaska Creek Trail in Sweetbriar Park

 
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The community is invited to a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the installation of a hydration station in Sweetbriar Park along a newly completed section of the Niokaska Creek Trail. The ceremony will be held on Monday, September 9 at 1:30 p.m. in Sweetbriar Park (2636 E. Sweetbriar Dr.).
 
Beaver Water District partnered with the City to make the new hydration station possible. Surveys of trail users conducted over the years have consistently shown that hydration stations are the most desired facility along the trail system. The station’s amenities include a water fountain, a bottle filling tap, and a ground-level drinking bowl for pets. This is an exciting partnership that will help make our trail system more user-friendly, particularly during hot weather. Beaver Water District supplies clean, safe drinking water – sourced from Beaver Lake – to FayettevilleSpringdaleRogers, and Bentonville. These cities pump, store, distribute, and resell the water to their customers. To learn more, visit Beaver Water District’s website.
 
Niokaska Creek Trail construction is well underway with completion anticipated for the spring of 2020. The City of Fayetteville’s in-house trail construction crew is building the concrete 12-foot wide trail. The south end of the trail is in Gulley Park and travels along the Niokaska Creek, through Sweetbriar Park and connects to the Mud Creek Trail at the north end. Mud Creek Trail provides access to the Razorback Regional Greenway. Approximately 4,000 residents live within ½ mile of the Niokaska Creek Trail.
 
The public is encouraged to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony to help celebrate the partnership with Beaver Water District and to take a sneak peek at the newly completed section of the Niokaska Creek Trail. To learn more about the City’s trails program, please visit this webpage.
 
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