The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has developed a master plan that provides a 10-year vision for its physical development. The most significant and sweeping move projected for the open spaces of the campus is the creation of the 47-acre greenway designed around a restored and enhanced Coleman Creek.
Reaching the full length of the campus from Asher Avenue to West 20th Street, the greenway will unite the campus and tie it to the regional open space system via the Fourche Creek wetlands to the south and War Memorial Park to the north.
The intent of the greenway is to restore the creek waterway and associated floodplain, and to improve water quality downstream, while enhancing the aesthetics of the creek. The 2005 Master Plan included suggestions for a variety of specific features that could become part of the greenway area. These include bicycle and walking trails, benches, bridges, athletic fields, and facilities for campus and community social events.
The Master Plan is intended to serve as a guideline in making specific decisions regarding future development of the campus. The Coleman Creek Greenway Committee and this website are the first steps in developing specific plans for moving from vision to reality. The input of UALR faculty, staff and students, along with members of the surrounding community, will help shape those plans.