City of Joplin to Host Public Meeting on the Tin Cup Trail on June 27

(Joplin, MO) – The City of Joplin is finalizing plans for construction of the Tin Cup Trail, a pedestrian/bike trail along the Tin Cup Creek, connecting the St. Johns Trail (that begins near Mercy Park) to the trails in McIndoe Park along Shoal Creek. As part of the City’s Master Trails Plan, the Tin Cup Trail will provide over a mile of new trail in the southern portion of Joplin.

A Public Meeting will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, for citizens to learn more about the upcoming trail project.  It will be held in the community room at the Joplin Family Y, 3404 W. McIntosh Circle. Parking is located on the north side of the building with overflow parking to the south.

This informal open house provides a come-and-go format for the public to view informational displays, visit with City staff about the trail, and ask questions about the project.

The Tin Cup Trail was originally included in the Parks and Stormwater Sales Tax passed by voters in August 2011. To provide a superior trail that offers multiple creek crossings and addresses other geographical challenges, the project was divided into two phases, with the second phase listed in the 2021 Parks and Stormwater Sales Tax project list. This tax was renewed with a 79% passage by voters.

Phase I of the trail is being designed by City Staff and Phase II of the trail is the southern portion of the trail and potentially includes multiple creek crossings and other associated challenges. Allgeier, Martin and Associates will assist with designing Phase II. Members of their staff will also be at the meeting to talk with citizens about the project.

If you are unable to attend the meeting and would like to discuss the project, please contact Dakota Rusk, Traffic Engineer, at 417.624.0820, ext. 1598, or email


Dakota Rusk, Traffic Engineer
City of Joplin
417.624.0820, ext. 1598

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