The City of Siloam Springs Board of Directors unanimously adopted the master plan for City Lake, which includes partnering with Ozark Off Road Cyclists (OORC) to bring much needed improvements to the property. With a variety of topography and ecological systems, we believe City Lake is a natural candidate for outdoor activity to include walking, hiking, trail running, cycling, paddling and wildlife education.
Siloam Springs City Lake Park is currently under construction and is scheduled to be completed in early 2019. Located just 3 miles from downtown, City Lake Park will host several amenities including 6+ miles of new beginner and intermediate multi-use soft surface trails, mountain bike optimized directional flow trails, raised bed hiking trails, and the region’s largest bicycle skills course and pump track to date.
Originally obtained in 1944, area trail advocates and city officials have been working for two decades to make the 165-acre City Lake Park a regional destination for fisherman, hikers, bikers, trail runners, bird watchers and paddlers. In December 2016, the City of Siloam Springs approved a master plan presented by the Ozark Off-Road Cyclists. Construction began in February of this year.
The trail systems stacked loops will create a platform for the residents of Western Benton County to develop the bike handling skills necessary to adopt mountain biking as a healthy lifestyle choice, all on a single park property. From the skills course and pump track located close to the main parking area mountain bikers will have easy access to the beginner loop. The beginner trails will connect to the more intermediate trails where riders will find more challenging elevation, as well as access to the directional flow trails. Secondary parking is planned for direct access to the intermediate and flow trails.
The Ozark Off-Road Cyclists are overseeing the City Lake Park improvements. Visit www.ozarkoffroadcyclists.org for more information on Ozark Off-Road Cyclists.