Niekamp Park Trail News



***LAP COUNTERS - Manual lap counters are now available at the park entrance for you to borrow while on the Niekamp Park Trail.  They are hanging from the Niekamp Park Trail information sign.  Just grab one and return it when you are finished on the trail.


RESTROOMS & DRINKING FOUNTAIN READY FOR SPRING - The water has once again been turned on at Niekamp Park and the restrooms and drinking fountain are ready for another season of fun.  


***DOGS ON LEASHES - Dogs are welcome at Niekamp Park as long as they are on leashes and under control.  Please use one of the two pet stations along the trail to clean up after your pet.


NIEKAMP PARK ADDITION - Though improvements will be made as funds are available, the Park Board is looking for suggestions on future improvements to the newly purchased 8 acres adjoining the Park.  Suggestions so far include a trail extension, frisbee golf, and a pickle ball court.  



*** FIRST RESPONDER DAY - Niekamp Park will be bustling on Saturday, September 7, 2019 as St. Martins hosts its second annual FIRST RESPONDER DAY.  The is a free event designed for kids from pre-school age through 5th grade and will take place from 9 am to noon.  Come on out and bring the kids or grandkids.  No pre-registration necessary.


Participating will be the Cole County Sheriff's Dept., the Regional West Fire Dept. and the Cole County District Ambulance service.  


There will be games with prizes for the kids, a bounce house and a chance to meet local first responders.  Hot dogs, soft drinks, bottled water, and snow cones will be served beginning at 11 am.


St. Martins would like to thank the following donors for their generosity and time in making this event possible:


​COCA COLA BOTTLING CO - SOFT DRINKS


FARMERS BANK OF LOHMAN - FOOD SPONSOR, VOLUNTEERS


FARMERS INSURANCE - SCOTT AMOS AGENCY - SPONSOR FOR GAMES, PRIZES, AND SNOW CONE SUPPLIES, VOLUNTEERS


HAWTHORN BANK - BOTTLED WATER, VOLUNTEERS


HOUSE OF BARGAINS - BOUNCE HOUSE, FREEZER & SNOW CONE MACHINE


MID-CITY LUMBER - ICE


 


*** The St. Martins Park Board is in the planning stages of a new Veteran's Memorial Flag Plaza to be located beside the trail just to the west of the park entrance.  Public input is sought on the Plaza design.  Contact City Administrator Doug Reece at 230-9105 or by email at rdoug48@gmail.com with any suggestions or questions you may have.