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Attention Park-goers: The new downhill trails at Lake Leatherwood are NOT open while under construction. Please respect this. It’s for your safety and the safety of the crew on site. The new trails will be open in the Spring of 2018. Parks is ecstatic to see so much support and enthusiasm for this new project. In the meantime, you can get your kicks on the original downhill course at Lake Leatherwood or check out the awesome new trail at Black Bass Lake.

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Here's a sneak peak of one downhill run being built this very moment at Lake Leatherwood City Park. #gamechanger

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Public Trails Update and Meeting

December 5, 2017, 6:00pm - December 5, 2017, 7:00pm

Public Trails Update and Meeting Eureka Springs Parks & Recreation Commission To Build New Downhill Mountain Bike Recreation Area At Lake Leatherwood City Park. Presentation to include update and overview of Master Plan for Trails. Q&A at the end. If you can't make the meeting, watch it live on Facebook at facebook.com/eurekaspringsparks. Follow that page, Parks' main FB page, and you will get a notice when the meeting goes live.

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For Immediate Release

From: Eureka Springs Parks and Recreation Commission
Contact: Justin Huss, Director 479-253-2866


Eureka Springs Parks & Recreation Commission To Build New Downhill Mountain Bike Recreation Area At Lake Leatherwood City Park.

(EUREKA SPRINGS, ARKANSAS) - A cooperative agreement just formalized between the Eureka Springs (AR) Parks & Recreation Commission and the Walton Family Foundation will result in an exciting and unique new downhill feature for mountain bikers in this Northwest Arkansas region. This will continue to build on the region's popularity as a cycling destination for riders from all across the country and globe.
Plans are underway to add several downhill courses in the area of the existing downhill course at Lake Leatherwood City Park. The new lines and drop in location improvements will allow for shuttles to take riders from the bottom to the top of the course for enduro-style races and recreational use alike.
"This type of riding experience is becoming increasingly popular across the country," said Eureka Springs Parks Director Justin Huss. "We have an elevation change in our park that is well suited for this type of usage. Because of that elevation change it is also an area of the park that is not suitable for most other uses or development, but as a multiple downhill course it should become something unmatched in a large geographic area that allows us to build on our long heritage as a bona fide mountain biking destination."
The project will be designed by renowned trail designer Aaron Rodgers and his crew with Rock Solid Trails out of Michigan. Rock Solid is known for their amazing gravity riding creations across the country, as well as low impact projects.
The project is expected to get underway in late November 2017. This "Phase One" project is expected to be completed by the end of April 2018.
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Thank you to all who showed up for the new Black Bass trail opening and all of the hours volunteered!

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Don Gammie Turkey Trot 5K Trail Run and 1M Fun Run!

November 23, 2017, 8:30am - November 23, 2017, 11:30am

Come out and help support the Grassy Knob Volunteer Fire Department and burn some calories before you eat Thanksgiving dinner! 5K Trail Run and 1 Mile Fun Run! This event will be held at the Lake Leatherwood City Park just outside of Eureka Springs, AR on November 23th at 8:30AM. The start, finish, and signup location is at the baseball and soccer fields.

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