Pioneer Parkway Trail

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

October Design Concept_Page_1
Project Schedule
  • 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
Questions regarding the project can be directed to:
John Schmitz, Parks Director
515-278-0822

Presentations
Click here (PDF) to view the presentation presented during the public meeting on Wednesday, April 24, 2019


Contractor
Concrete Connection LLC 

Engineer:
Foth Infrastructure and Environmental 
Patrick Kueter, Project Engineer
Foth Infrastructure and Environment, LLC
515-251-2586

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)