A 23-year-old part of the recreation trail is being replaced this year.
The trail from Kinsey Elementary School east past the hospital to Sunrise Trails is being replaced with a new 8-foot concrete path.
Before this work, the surface of this 4,750-foot portion of the recreation trail was mainly asphalt.
“It’s 23 years old, and part of it has been overlaid again. It’s time for it to be replaced,” said Sioux Center Parks Director Lee Van Meeteren. “The trails are used so much for recreation and exercise, and they connect different parts of our community. Keeping them safe, up-to-date, and attractive is a priority for us.”
This project is part of a larger plan. Replacing the rest of the trail from Sunrise Trails to Sandy Hollow Recreation Area is in the works for the future, Van Meeteren said.
Additional work on improving the recreation trail system has already begun this spring. Several yellow posts at the entrances to the trail near streets have been removed to create easier access to the trails.
Sioux Center’s 7-mile recreation trail connects parks, schools, and neighborhoods throughout the community and offers a safe place for people to walk, run, bike and enjoy the outdoors.