The park site is situated on an abandoned railroad corridor nestled between Main and Grant Street in the heart of Bondurant. It serves as a central Iowa trail hub and community gathering space located at the convergence of several existing and proposed trails including the Chichaqua Valley Trail, Gay Lea Wilson Trail, and the Bondurant School District Trail.
Snyder & Associates conducted meetings for project input and prepared the Trailhead Master Plan and estimate of construction costs. Situated on the historic Chicago Great Western Railway, trailhead design set out to celebrate its operation from 1883 to 2005 and the history of Bondurant. The project incorporates a shelter & restroom facility, seating areas, a splash ground, trail hub kiosk, and interpretive signage. The shelter design is based on the original Bondurant train station that served train passengers until 1962. Entryway features and screening walls were based on the railroad theme and give the site a unique flare that references the site and Bondurant’s past.
Based on the master plan provided by Snyder & Associates the City has currently installed the shelter, trail, and paved seating areas. The Bondurant Regional Trailhead officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the 1,440 square foot open-air shelter with restrooms and a water bottle fill station.