To build a singletrack trail system in Sun Prairie.
We have been working with the Sun Prairie Parks and Recreation Department, the Sun Prairie Parks and Recreation Commission and the City Council on the development of forested, multi-user singletrack trails within the city limits. While our initial proposal for trails at Sheehan Park was denied, discussions have continued and we are getting closer to reaching this goal.
On June 1st, 2016, during the monthly P&R Commission meeting, a proposal for another location was submitted and the group unanimously voted to support exploration and development of singletrack trails in the Smiths Crossing Community Park in Sun Prairie.
Files related to both the current and previous proposal can be found below.
- To stay up to date on this project, please refer to this section of our blog: Singletrack Trail System.
- We are following IMBAs Rules of the Trail as guidelines to promote responsive and courteous conduct on shared-use trails.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How long are these trails?
Q. Will the trail follow the exact lines on the proposed map?
Q. How close are the sections of trail when they swing back around on the map?
Q. How does a singletrack trail differ from the existing paved paths in other parks?
Q: What’s wrong with the existing trails? Why can’t they be used for mountain biking, running and the other activities mentioned in the proposal?
Q. What skill level will be required for these trails? How aggressive with they be?
Q. What about trail direction? Is there concern for users headed in opposite directions?
Q. Will there be a significant change to the forested sections in the park or existing open spaces?
Q. Will trails in the wooded sections damage the existing trees?
Q. How will the trails affect the wildlife in the wooded sections of the park?
Q. Will this trail system damage grassy areas of the park?
Q. What other locations were considered before deciding on Smith’s Crossing Community Park?
Q. How will the use of this singletrack trail affect events when they are held in Smith’s Crossing Community Park?
Q. What hours will the trails be open? Will they be open 24 hours, during park hours, other?
Q. How will the use of these trails affect noise near homes?
Q. What about liability for events at the park?
Q. What about potential incidents with users of other sections of the park, such as other cyclists, runners, pedestrians, etc?