Razorback Regional Greenway

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NWA Razorback Regional Greenway
Bridge over Lake Fayetteville.jpg
Bridge over Lake Fayetteville near the trailhead
Length36 mi (58 km)
LocationNorthwest Arkansas, United States
TrailheadsWalker Park, Fayetteville
Lake Fayetteville, Fayetteville
Goad Springs Rd, Lowell
Lake Bella Vista, Bella Vista
UseWalkers, joggers and cyclists
Hiking details
SeasonAll
SightsLake Fayetteville
Emma Avenue
Spring Creek
Lake Springdale
Pinnacle Hills Promenade
Walmart AMP
Downtown Bentonville
Compton Gardens
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Lake Bella Vista
Websitehttp://www.nwatrails.org/trail/razorback-regional-greenway/

The Northwest Arkansas Razorback Regional Greenway (usually shortened to Razorback Regional Greenway or just Greenway in Northwest Arkansas) is a 36 miles (58 km) primarily off-road shared-use trail in Northwest Arkansas. Dedicated on May 2, 2015, the Greenway connects Walker Park in Fayetteville, Arkansas to Lake Bella Vista in Bella Vista, Arkansas, while also serving schools, businesses and other cultural amenities along the route.[1]

History[edit]

First envisioned by the Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission (NWARPC) during long-range planning that identified regional trails, the project came to fruition following the creation of a task force, public meetings, and coordination among NWA communities. Initially, the route was to follow three historically significant routes in NWA: the Butterfield Overland Mail route; Civil War routes; and the Trail of Tears in conjunction with the Arkansas Heritage Trails program.

Funding[edit]

A grant from the Walton Family Foundation in 2009 for up to $15 million ($17.1 million in current dollars) requiring 1-to-1 match from partner cities provided a revenue source for planning and design. The routing was also finalized during public meetings to serve many community attractions. A $15 million ($16.8 million in current dollars) Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration in 2010 assisted in right-of-way acquisition and construction of the project.[2] The Arkansas State Highway Commission also provided $855,000 ($911 thousand in current dollars) to the project.[3]

Community attractions[edit]

The Greenway serves the following community attractions:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bartholomew, Dustin (April 17, 2015). "Razorback Regional Greenway To Celebrate Grand Opening". Fayetteville Flyer. Retrieved June 27, 2015.
  2. ^ Reed, Mary (April 3, 2013). "Unique Trail System to Link Six Communities". Construction Equipment Guide. Retrieved June 27, 2015.
  3. ^ Souza, Kim (March 7, 2012). "Springdale commits to finish trails". The City Wire. Retrieved June 27, 2015.

Coordinates: 36°20′08″N 94°11′25″W / 36.33565°N 94.19035°W / 36.33565; -94.19035