A combined effort of local organizations made improvements to the popular scenic spot
A combined effort by the Rotary Club of Cleburne County, the Cleburne County Community Foundation, the Heber Springs Parks and Recreation Department, Judge Lance Wright’s 16th Judicial District and Cleburne County Judge Jerry Holmes’ new Community Service Program made significant improvements to the trail at Bridal Veil Falls on Saturday, July 19th. The often slippery path to the observation platform was replaced by a terraced and resurfaced trail through the hard work of about twenty five volunteers. This project had been designed by Jimmy Clark, head of the city Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with Rotarians Bruce Ziegenbalg, Shawn Oliver, and Doug Murray. Experienced trail blazer, ASU facilities manager, Sugarloaf Heritage Council board member Jeff Baggett skillfully excavated the new steps and trail with equipment provided by the Rotary Club. Community Work Supervisor Jay Cupit and a team of minor offenders handled the cutting, carrying, and smoothing efforts alongside other volunteers from the Thursday morning Rotary Club.
Landscaping materials were purchased by a generous grant from the Cleburne County Community Foundation.
All are invited to see the outstanding results at Bridal Veil Falls. The free public park is off Highway 25 on Bridal Veil Falls Road next to Heber Springs Collision Center. Bear right at the fork. Turn right into the parking area and enjoy the much safer walk to the observation platform above the falls.