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 Phase 1A:
Note, the trail through Balcones District Park will be temporarily closed during construction and access to the dog park will be relocated to Stoney Drive.
The City’s consultant is updating the tree survey, obtaining necessary permits for construction, modifying switchback alignment and relocating segment 5 of the trail.
The 90% plans are scheduled to be submitted in March 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.
Work in progress
The project team is analyzing alternatives to the original route and is still in design phase.
A public meeting to gather input on how the trail will cross I-35 will be scheduled in early 2017.