Join the Urban Trails Program for an update about the La Loma Trail project. The project team will be joining the Springdale-Airport Neighborhood Association to share a short presentation, followed by an open house discussion where community members can ask questions and learn more.
Attend our Public Meeting
- Date: Tuesday, Sept. 24
- Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
- Place: Springdale-Airport
Neighborhood Association Meeting; Parque Zaragosa Recreation Center, 2608 Gonzalez
Can’t drop by in person? Review the updates and share your comments online from September 24 through October 8.
The La Loma Trail project was initiated to determine the best route for a future trail connection to provide safe walking access for Eastside Memorial High School students and improved connectivity between Southern Walnut Creek Trail and adjacent neighborhoods.
Funded through the Local Mobility Program of the 2016 Mobility Bond, a Preliminary Engineering Report is being developed for the La Loma Trail project. This report will show the recommended route for this trail and list topics the City needs to consider to build this trail, such as environmental concerns, wildlife, nearby property ownership, permitting, and more. The Mobility Bond was approved by voters in November 2016. It dedicates $26 million for urban trails with a transportation and mobility purpose. There are no design or construction funds allocated for this project, but having a plan ready allows the City to move forward, if funding is identified.
Through this planning process, the Urban Trails Program is reviewing alternative routes for a 12-foot shared use concrete path for people on bikes and people walking. All options being reviewed through the La Loma Trail project would be designed to provide safer connections for students and improved connections to neighborhoods, parks and schools.
- Preliminary engineering process begins
- Project team hosts trail walk with community and first public meeting
- Final environmental report completed
- Staff hosts second public meeting to share alternatives
- Preliminary Engineering Report completed
Keep track of this and other 2016 Mobility Bond projects on Capital Project Explorer. See La Loma Trail on Capital Project Explorer here.
The Urban Trails Program will be releasing a Preliminary Engineering Report for La Loma Trail in fall of 2019. The project team has hosted one public meeting.
Public Meeting 1:
October 17, 2017
The project team hosted the first public meeting to get community feedback and inform the project’s development. View the presentation from the October 2017 meeting.
Share your feedback on La Loma Trail!
Email Carolynn.Calabrese@austintexas.gov to:
- Submit questions and comments about these projects
- Request a presentation for your group or organization
Get updates on La Loma Trail, or stay in the loop with the Urban Trails Program by filling out the form below. (You can also sign up for updates about other Urban Trails projects here.)