The City of Springdale is expanding its trail system with the addition of Dean's Trail. At their April 24, 2018 meeting, the City Council authorized the City to contract with Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. for the Phase I construction of Dean's Trail. Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. was the low bidder with a $2,918,473 bid for construction work. The total budget for the first phase of the Dean's Trail project is $3,647,000.
Once Dean's Trail is completed, it will be a five-mile lighted trail/alternative transportation route along the east side of Springdale beginning at the Jones Center. It will connect the Shiloh Trail to Lake Fayetteville, and it will end at a connection to the Fayetteville trail system.
Funding for the project includes a $1,823,500 matching grant from The Walton Family Foundation, which will partially cover the first of three phases of the trail construction. The City will match that amount with funds previously committed for engineering and design of the trail and an approved Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant.
The remainder of funds will come from the Public Works Department trail development budget and the Capital Improvement Program.
The trail is named after Dean Lagrone, who is an original member of the trails taskforce, and a current member of the Trails Committee. He was instrumental in determining the need and the location of the trail.