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 1A
This project will build a 10’ wide urban trail with 2’ shoulders from Amherst Drive to the northern end point of the Phase 1 project 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 southern portion of the trail, including the Water Park Relief Main
The City of AUstin has an apparent low bidder for the project and is scheduled to go to City Council on August 4, 2016. We will execute the contract as soon as possible and expect construction to start in early Septemeber 2016.
This project includes 1,434 linear feet of the Northern Walnut Creek Trail from Mopac to the south side of the baseball field in Balcones District Park. The concrete trail will be 10-feet wide with 2-feet wide shoulders and include retaining walls, a creek crossing, and trailheads.
It also includes a milestone to complete the southern portion of the trail in 1 year from start of construction to provide access to the trail while the Waters Park Relief Main project is being completed. The Waters Park Relief Main project will take approximately 18 months to complete.
A Meet the Contractor event is scheduled for Tuesday, August 23 at 6 p.m. at the Covenant United Methodist Church (4410 Duval Rd. Austin, TX 78727). We will forward more information as it becomes available.
Work in progress for the northern portion of the trail
The City’s consultant has completed the survey, environmental field work, and submitted the 30 percent switchback alignment.
The City will privde comments by July 22, 2016 and continues to work on updating the US Army Corp of Engineer Permits.
Consultant is scheduled to submit 60 percent plans in early fall 2016.
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this project, please contact Project Manager Clay Harris firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-974-7895.
This project is building a new trail portion on the Walnut Creek Greenbelt. The trail will span from Mopac south to Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park, the northern end point of the Phase 2 trail project. It will have 9 creek crossings and 4 trail heads.
Although the City's contractor has completed trail installation, landscaping and cleanup work continues. Please use caution when cycling or walking as contractor vehicles may be present. Future updates will announce a date for the trail ribbon cutting and opening.
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.
Work in progress
The project team is analyzing alternatives to the original route and is still in design phase.