Updated May 17, 2019
December 3, 2018 – Early Fall 2019 The City of Springfield will be starting the Bechtle Bridge Reconstruction Project on Dec. 3rd. The road under the Bechtle Bridge that runs through Snyder Park will be closed during that time period. Snyder Park will still be open during the construction.
Cliff Park Drive between Fountain Avenue and Plum Street will be closed from Tuesday, May 14 to Wednesday, May 17 for pavement repair. Access to the Art Museum will be maintained from Fountain Avenue.
New Reid Park
Ongoing: Ash trees are being removed in the wooded section causing some hiking trails to be temporarily closed.
Old Reid Park
Ongoing: Brush and honeysuckle work began to clear and reconstruct the pond peninsulas and banks, which will enhance the overall natural landscape and use of the park. Original native tree species and grasses will be planted on the banks to create shade, cool the water and improve the aquatic habitat. The project will create habitat for native waterfowl and deter non-native ducks and geese from congregating along the lagoon banks, which causes overgrazing and erosion. The former Beaver Lake property is closed for improvements and eventually expand Old Reid Park by 90 acres. A reopening date has not been set.
BUCK CREEK TRAIL
The Buck Creek Trail is underwater in the section between Old Reid Park and Belmont Ave. Please stay off this segment of the trail until the water recedes.