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 5261.004
This project will build a 10’ wide concrete trail with 2’ shoulders from Amherst Drive to the northern end point of the above 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 (3168.039). The northern stage of Phase 1A will build trail south of Scribe Drive between Amherst Drive and the baseball field in the Balcones District Park.
Work in progress for the northern portion of the trail:
Adjusting the trail design to reflect the input received and decisions made at public meetings. Construction on the northern part should start in 2017.
Work should begin this fall to evaluate options to expedite the schedule. Evaluation includes additional survey work (including tree survey) and an environmental study.
Coordinating with environmental agencies
Evaluating temporary access to trail during construction
Work in progress for the southern portion of the trail included in the Waters Park Relief Main Project:
The City consultant has completed 90% design on the Waters Park Relief Main project (WPRM), tree mitigation, utility easements, and received variances from environmental agencies for the WPRM project.
The City has finished investigating various alternatives for the low water crossing and believes the current design is the best compromise available for the entire neighborhood.
The project should begin advertising in January and construction should start in summer 2016. Construction will take approximately 18 months to complete.
The project will include a milestone in the contract to complete the southern portion of the trail in 1 year from start of construction.
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.
Handrails for bridges 5 and 8 have been installed.
Work in Progress
Bridge 6B is still under construction.
Handrails for bridge 6A are being manufactured and installed.
Work continues under Metric and will soon start on the new Gracywoods parking lot.
Although the contractor has completed trail installation work in Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park, landscaping, handrail installation and cleanup work continues. Please use caution when cycling or walking as contractor vehicles may be present. Future updates will announce when construction is complete.
Barring any unforeseen weather events, Northern Walnut Creek Trail Phase 1 is expected to reach substantial completion in early 2016. Please contact Project Manager Richard Duane at 512-974-7730 Richard.email@example.com with questions or comments.
Northern Walnut Creek Trail - Phase 2 5261.003
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 City plans to conduct another public meeting to provide a project update in early 2016.