About the project
In June 2007, the City completed the Pioneer Parkway Trail Alternative Study that explored two potential options to construct a trail located generally on the west/south side of Pioneer Parkway from NW 62nd Avenue to Merle Hay Road. The major difference between the two options was that Option “A” meandered more onto private property than Option “B” to avoid as many of the existing trees as possible.
In 2007, the City started a master plan study for the redevelopment of Terra Park. The master plan created a 200-acre park with an 8-acre fishing lake surrounded by a great lawn for concerts and games, an open-air civic shelter for large gatherings, a picnic pavilion, smaller shelters, a fishing pier, trails, children’s play structures that are handicap accessible, and numerous native plantings. Terra Park construction started in 2014 and concluded in 2018.
Since the completion of the Terra Park construction, the City prioritized and restarted the discussion to provide better pedestrian/recreational mobility to Terra Park along Pioneer Parkway. In February and March 2019, three trail concepts were developed as potential solutions to provide mobility along Pioneer Parkway.
Click the image below to view the design concept for the Pioneer Parkway Trail
Removal of trees scheduled to begin the week of February 24
Berm near flume area will be graded lower once all utilities have been moved
Concrete work to be completed by the end of August 2020
Seeding and tree replacement to occur in September/October 2020
Engineer/Project Administration Cost: $446,800 Construction Cost: $733,864 Approximate Tree Replacement: $125,000 Pioneer Parkway/Merle Hay Intersection: $ 70,000 (this is an improvement to the intersection pedestrian crossings)