Bowmont Park Continues to Evolve

Bowmont Park Continues to Evolve

There are several exciting projects underway to improve and enhance Bowmont Park, encouraging wildlife to return and supporting natural plants and grasses to flourish.

One of the larger projects is fish compensation work in the west side of the park near the railroad tracks. This is one of several compensation projects that will create healthy habitat for fish to replace habitats that were lost as areas of riverbank were repaired after the 2013 flood. To learn more visit

Located on the east end of Bowmont Park, Dale Hodges Park has been transformed from a gravel pit into a beautiful natural area with water features that help to manage storm water in the area. Most of the work is now complete, and the park is expected to open later this year.

To improve the health of Bowmont Park, naturalization work was undertaken in 2017 in areas throughout the park. Invasive plants were removed, and native species were planted to enhance the sensitive grassland habitat, reduce weeds, and improve the health of this important wildlife corridor. A section of the off-leash area near the Silver Springs entrance will remain closed until late fall to allow more time for the new plants to establish. A detour is in place.

There has also been slope stabilization work in the area to help slow the erosion of slopes in the park.

You will notice various temporary closures throughout the park this summer. We apologize for any inconvenience. To ensure your safety, please obey closure and detour signs during construction. Visit for the most up to date information.