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 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 will build a 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 has completed design on the southern portion of the Northern Walnut Creek (NWCT) Phase 1A and the Waters Park Relief Main. The project is ready to bid and should advertise in January 2016.
Construction should start in the summer of 2016 and will take approximately 18 months to complete. At the request of the neighborhood, the contract will include 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.
Work in progress for the northern portion of the trail
The City’s consultant is currently working on adjusting the trail design, completing survey work (including a tree survey), assessing a second staging area in the park to expedite construction, and evaluating temporary access to the trail during construction.
The City will hold a public meeting to discuss project updates on January 28, 2016 from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Covenant United Methodist Church, 4410 Duval Rd, Austin, TX 78727.
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 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.
Parking lot at Gracywoods Park is under construction.
Landscaping/revegetation along the entire trail.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org 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.