Downtown Springdale, which includes several blocks to the north and south of Emma Avenue, is undergoing an exciting renewal. Millions of dollars in private and public investment are helping to inject a new vitality to the city center.
Downtown Springdale is home to many of the city's most popular visitor attractions including The Jones Center, the Razorback Regional Greenway Trail, the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, the Arts Center of the Ozarks, the Rodeo of the Ozarks and Parsons Stadium and the Arkansas & Missouri Excursion Train.
Months of public input culminated in December of 2015 with the Springdale City Council adopting a masterplan, developed by the consultant firm H3 Studio.
The plan, which can be downloaded here, provides a road map for a multi-year process that will redevelop Downtown Springdale's residential, retail, commercial, dining, entertainment and public use.
The next step will be the uncapping of Spring Creek between Emma Avenue and Johnson Street through Walter Turnbow Park at Shiloh Square. Construction will provide terracing from the Razorback Regional Greenway down to Spring Creek in an area community leaders predict will become a focal point for downtown activities.