There are a number of specific recommendations for advising the public to keep safe social distancing when in parks or on trails
Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to heading to trails — wash hands, carry hand sanitizer, do not use trails if you have symptoms, cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, etc.
Observe at all times CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of six feet from other people. Practice it and know what it looks like. Keep it as you walk, bike or hike.
Please wear a mask when out on the trails and in park areas when you cannot practice social distancing.
Warn other trail users of your presence and as you pass to allow proper distance and step off trails to allow others to pass, keeping minimum recommended distances at all times. Signal your presence with your voice, bell or horn.
Public restrooms are sanitized once daily. Use at your own risk. Use hand sanitizer or wash hands before and after use.
The Dogwood Springs Trail is the result of a 13-year undertaking by city residents, city staff, and the Parks Advisory Board members. Funding of the trail is made primarily through grants from the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, with matching funds from the City of Siloam Springs.
Although the exact location of the trail in future phases has not been determined, the trail will continue to grow until it links every park and green space with schools, our historic downtown, and surrounding neighborhoods.
The Dogwood Springs Trail offers countless benefits, including enhanced quality of life, health, fitness, relaxation, recreation, and a safe transportation alternative. A walking trail may be enjoyed by everyone, whether in a wheelchair or on a skateboard, with friends and family, or training for a marathon.
Watch it grow, give it a try, and let us know what you think!
Please direct your comments or suggestions to Parks and Recreation.