Capital Improvement Project: Hinkson Creek Trail – Stephens Lake Park to Clark Lane

Funding Fiscal Year: 2019 and 2020
Project Number: 00728
Project Budget: $950,000
Funding Source:

FY2019 $700,000 Park Sales Tax
FY2020 $250,000 Park Sales Tax 


Project Description: 
Project would add a 1.1 mile connecting trail from Stephens Lake Park to the new sidewalks on Clark Lane.

Preliminary Project Plans

30 Mile Loop Plan

East Walnut Plan Revisions

Media Inquiries: Tammy Miller, Marketing Specialist, 573-874-7465, tammy.miller@como.gov

Project input: Mike Snyder, Park Planning Superintendent, 573-874-7204, mike.snyder@como.gov

Council Items

Initial Public Comment on the Trail Project:

    • Interested Parties Meeting: An interested parties meeting was held on October 25, 2018, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Riechmann Pavilion, 2300 E. Walnut St., Columbia, MO, 65201. 
    • Online Survey: An online survey was available from October 5, 2018 to November 8, 2018.
    • Parks and Recreation Commission:  Introduced improvements to the Parks and Recreation Commission on February 21, 2019.
    • Bicycle & Pedestrian Commission:  Park staff met with the members of the Bicycle & Pedestrian Commission on March 20, 2019.  
    • Disabilities Commission:  Staff presented the proposed construction plans for the extension of the Hinkson Creek Trail to the Disabilities Commission on April 11, 2019.  
    • View comments received.

Public Comment on the East Walnut Street Improvements:

    • Interested Parties Meeting: An interested parties meeting was held on June 4, 2020, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Stephens Lake Park, 2300 E. Walnut St., Columbia, MO, 65201. 
    • Online Survey: An online survey was available from April 17, 2020 to June 11, 2020
    • View comments received.

Project Status: Project is awaiting approval with the revisions to the East Walnut Plan.


Related Article:

Capital Improvement Program

Hinkson Creek Trail