Roeland Park planning to build out Nall Park walking and biking trail next year

A heavily wooded ravine marks the eastern side of Nall Park.
A heavily wooded ravine marks the eastern side of Nall Park and could become the focal area for a bike trail.

A walking and biking trail is on the agenda for Nall Park in northern Roeland Park in 2017.

The trail is both part of the 2017 Capital Improvement Plan schedule and part of the 2017 goals and objectives that were set by the city.

During a budget discussion last week, City Administrator Keith Moody said the multi-use trail will get in-kind support and the city will apply for grant money for its construction. The trail would be available for both walking and biking. The multi-use trail makes more sense for a neighborhood park, Moody said. It will be designed for a moderate biker rather than the more challenging trails that can be found in some larger parks in the county.

The trail is not planned as a paved trail. The Urban Trail Co. has tentatively designed a trail for the park that would be between a mile and mile and one-half in length. The prospect of a trail, including a potential design, was presented to a community forum in January.