About The Arcadia Lake Trail
The vision of the Arcadia Lake Trail Coalition is to create a scenic 18.8 mile multi-use trail around Lake Arcadia, which will enable walkers, joggers, bicyclists of all ages and abilities to enjoy the natural scenic beauty of Lake Arcadia. For the high traffic segment, 9.3 miles of the trail with be an asphalt dual trail. Bicyclists will enjoy a 10′ wide trail, while pedestrians will benefit from a 8′ wide trail. The bridges in the section will be 20′ wide to ensure the safety of all trail users. This segment of the trail will connect Edmond’s major parks on the north and west side of the lake. The remaining 9.5 miles of the trail on the lower traffic portion will be a 14′ wide asphalt multi-use trail on the south and east sides of Arcadia Lake, with the bridges measuring 14′ wide. Mountain bikers will be able to access their trails via the paved dual trail and the equestrian trail users will be separated from the multi-use trails. Several scenic overlooks and rest areas will be placed along the trail for users to take advantage of beautiful lake vistas.
In addition to being unanimously endorsed by Edmond Mayor and City Council, Oklahoma County Board of Commissioners, Oklahoma City Mayor and City Council, the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments, the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond Public Schools, and the Central Oklahoma Homebuilders Association, this trail has the endorsement of many other community organizations and individuals committed to protecting the beauty of the area while providing a safe venue for walkers, joggers, cyclists and others interested in promoting physical activity, good health and the an appreciation of the outdoors.
Trail coalition members have met with property owners and organizations that border Arcadia Lake to answer questions and explain the proposed trail. A Community Connection public meeting was held September 27 at the Edmond Downtown Community Center as well as a Public Information Workshop hosted by the US Army Corps of Engineers on October 18 to solicit additional public comments regarding the project. Feedback from these meetings has been incorporated into the final trail route. The City of Edmond is working on an environmental assessment and cultural survey for the project.
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS AND LETTERS OF ENDORSEMENT:
Previsualization Montage (8.9Mb pdf)
“The new trail head and wellness park at Fox Lake and the Arcadia Lake Trail Project is very exciting. It’s an opportunity to increase quality of life perhaps as much as any private/public project has in the history of our city.”
Jim Tapp, President – Tapp Development