Drought causing cracks in Prairie Spirit Trail

According to Trail Manager Trent McCown: “With the drought we are in the trail surface is starting to get some cracks as the ground dries and pulls apart. The trail staff will be monitoring and filling the cracks, but initial … Read More

Update on Iola Extension

According to “Our Man in Iola” Kretzmeier: “The asphalt from the 109 mile marker South to Riverside Park is in place today. Some of the grading is yet to be completed, but it is navigable. Our group rode the distance … Read More

Iola Bridge Replaced

The bridge in Iola that was closed due to arson last summer has been replaced. The trail is now open for its current entire length.  

Trail Extension Update from KDWP

The trail extension from the Prairie Spirit Trail State Park to River Side Park in Iola is not done. There is a tentative deadline of June 1. This however, depends on many factors including weather. The bridge is still out … Read More

Allen County Receives Trail Grants

David Toland with Thrive Allen County reports the following: “The Sunflower Foundation has approved a $22,818 grant to build the Prairie Spirit Trail Extension from Humboldt to Iola. The Health Care Foundation of Greater KC has also approved the matching … Read More

Prairie Spirit Trail Extension Progresses In Iola

According to David Toland, “construction of the 1.5 miles of the Prairie Spirit Trail Extension within the city limits of Iola is ahead of schedule. All of the concrete curb cuts have been completed on the extension within Iola thanks … Read More

Iola Extension to Open Early Summer 2012

The 1 mile extension to the Prairie Spirit Trail within the Iola city limits is projected to be completed and opened by early summer 2012 according to the city administrators. The extension will take the trail from its current end … Read More

Allen County Arsonist Caught

The Iola Register reports that a 19 year-old volunteer firefighter from Carlyle has been arrested and charged with 21 counts of arson including the fire which damaged a bridge on the Prairie Spirit Trail. Included in the article is the … Read More

Small Trail Closure in Iola

  From Trail Manager Trent McCown There was a bridge fire in Iola on 08-31-11 that damaged the bridge just south of Oregon Rd within the city limits of Iola. A short section of trail is closed and we are … Read More

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