Written by Beraiah Baker
SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) -- Plans to make Siloam Springs City Lake a regional attraction are underway after a board of directors accepted a proposed two-year plan during a meeting Monday (Dec. 12).
The plans include a partnership with the Ozark Off Road Cyclist to build a unique bike park and skills course.
"We have plans for hikers, trail runners, dog walkers, we proposed a bird blind. We really see this piece of property and this lake servicing the outdoor recreational community," Ozark Off Road Cyclist Executive Director Brandon Pack said.
Currently bike riders in Siloam Springs are having to travel to other parts of Northwest Arkansas to ride their bikes.
Bike rider Glendon Van Sandt said that he is ready for the renovations to be completed, so he can hit the trails in his town.
"It's something that I'll use to build skills," Van Sandt said.
Phase one of the renovations is set to be complete by the end of 2017.