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Mar 05

Spotlight: On the trail

Posted to Newsletter by Melissa Reeves

Razorback Greenway

Note: This article is part of the Winter 2018 Springdale Newsletter. To check out the full newsletter, please click here.

Spotlight: On the Trail

Springdale is an active, vibrant community. All year round, our trails are used by residents and visitors for exploration, exercise, and travel. We currently have 13.5 miles of hard surface trails, and we are working to build additional hard-surface and soft-surface trails as part of our Trails Master Plan. 

Check out the trail developments that are currently underway in Springdale. For more information about our trails, please contact the Planning Department at 750-8550. 

Designs, project timelines, and construction plans can change based on a variety of factors. To stay up to date with developments, please visit us online at

Dean’s Trail 

Dean’s Trail is a 4.5-mile north-south trail that is fully designed and will connect Shiloh Trail to Lake Fayetteville. It will be a lighted, 12-foot-wide, hard-surface, multi-modal trail.

We have completed trail easement acquisition and we are currently seeking authorization from the Arkansas Department of Transportation to bid for construction services. This trail will be completed in three phases. Once construction begins, phase one will complete the portion of the trail that runs from the Jones Center to Highway 412. Phase two will tunnel under Highway 412 creating a grade separated crossing. Phase one is funded by a federal grant and the Walton Family Foundation. The trail was designed by Garver.

Deans Trail overall
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Pride of Springdale Trail 

The Pride of Springdale Trail will be a lighted, hard-surface, east-west trail. The first phase is currently under design, and when the project is complete, it will connect the Razorback Greenway to Springdale High School to Har-Ber High School. It will be a 12-foot-wide, multi-modal trail. The first phase of the project will connect 40th St. to Springdale High School. We have a grant to facilitate part of the construction, and the project is currently being designed in-house.

Fitzgerald Mountain

This past November, the Springdale Water and Sewer Commission committed to donating the use of land owned by the Commission for the purpose of developing an 8-10-mile, three-foot-wide, multi-use, soft-surface trail in northeast Springdale on Fitzgerald Mountain. Ozark Off Road Cyclists in partnership with the NWA Trailblazers will build and maintain the trail with the assistance of the Water and Sewer Commission as needed for maintenance.
The trail system will be adjacent to Bayyari Park, and Fitzgerald Station will be used as the main trailhead.

Fitzgerald Mountain
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Mountain Bike Trail

We are also working to connect the mountain bike trail from Lake Springdale to 56th St. This trail will pass by the new Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Educational Facility being built on 40th St. Phase two of our original mountain bike system will include an 18-mile soft-surface trail. An additional hard-surface mountain bike trail is being designed that will connect the two mountain bike parks and the Game and Fish facility. It will be the northernmost east-west trail in Springdale. In the future, we hope to connect it to the Pride of Springdale Trail and the Razorback Greenway with proposed north-south corridors.

Mountain Bike Trail
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Sanders Avenue Trailhead

A project is underway to build a Razorback Greenway trailhead on Sanders Avenue. This construction site was damaged in the April 2017 flood, which has delayed the completion of this project. Once completed, this trailhead will be lighted and have paved parking, a pavilion, a picnic table, bike racks, and wayfinding signs.
Dec 21

Jeffrey VerHoeven - 2017

Posted to Springdale City Attorney's Office Justice Award by Melissa Reeves


Officer Jeffrey VerHoeven is the recipient of the 2017 City Attorney Justice Award.  Officer VerHoeven graduated from College of the Ozarks with a degree in Criminal Justice.  He began his career at the Springdale Police Department on June 7, 2015.  Officer VerHoeven currently serves on the Crime Suppression Unit in addition to his duties as a patrol officer.  Officer VerHoeven has distinguished himself from other officers by being proactive in his duties as an officer and discussing the case with prosecutors prior to trial in an effort to enhance his testimony.  He also makes sure the prosecutors have all information necessary to convict the defendants he arrests.  Recently Officer VerHoeven presented the City Attorney's Office with numerous reports of graffiti on a particular defendant that had damaged property in Springdale, as well as other communities in the area, which helped in the prosecution of that case.