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, including the Waters Park Relief Main project:
The City of Austin’s contractor will begin work on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Please click here for more information
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 continues work on obtaining permits, trees mitigation and easements to provide a context sensitive trail that fits its physical setting.
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.