The Southern Walnut Creek Trail is Austin's first Urban Trail. The trail is open for public use and begins at Govalle Park and ends in the vicinity of Johnny Morris Road and Daffen Lane. The trail is approximately 7.3 miles in length and consists of a 10' wide concrete trail with 2' shoulders. There are several creek crossings and trail heads on the trail. Click here for hours and recreational information.
Northern Walnut Creek Trail - Phase 1
Completed in early 2016, this trail spans from Mopac south to Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park. It has 9 creek crossings and 4 trail heads.
This project is a continuation of the Walnut Creek Trail Phase 1 project (5261.001). It will construct a 10' wide trail with 2' wide shoulders from Amherst Drive to the northern end point of the Phase 1 trail and the connection to the Mopac Trail currently being built by the Regional Turnpike Authority. Phase 1A has been broken up into two stages to speed up construction and reduce inconvenience to the neighborhood. The southern stage of the project includes the trail from Mopac to the south side of the baseball field in Balcones District Park. It will be included as part of the Waters Park Relief Main project, a utility project that will install a larger capacity wastewater system to help serve the growing developments upstream of Walnut Creek.
The northern stage of Phase 1A (segments 3, 4, and 5) will build trail south of Scribe Drive between Amherst Drive and the south side of the baseball field in the Balcones District Park.
Work in progress for the northern portion of Phase 1A:
The City's consultant has completed the 90 percent plans. They continue to work to obtain necessary permits for construction and are addressing the neighborhood concerns identified at the April 2017 public meeting. View minutes from the public meeting.
The City should begin advertising the project this summer.
Construction should begin in the fall of 2017.
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this project, please contact Project Manager Clay Harris email@example.com or 512-974-7895.
This project will design a new 1.8 mile long trail segment on the Walnut Creek Greenbelt. The trail will originate in Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park and end in the vicinity of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality offices, located at IH-35 and Walnut Creek, and connect to the southern end of the Phase 1 project.