Country Club Creek Trail
Austin Public Works’ Urban Trails Program is currently developing the Country Club Creek Trail, which is located in southeast Austin. Once complete, Country Club Creek Trail will be 3.5 miles long and link Mabel Davis Park, home to Austin’s first public skate park, to Roy G. Guerrero Metro Park, located on the east side of Lady Bird Lake.
Country Club Creek Trail is completed and open to the public from Roy G. Guerrero Park to Riverside Drive, and from E Oltorf Street to Ventura Drive. The Urban Trails Program is working to connect these sections through an active project between Riverside Drive and E Oltorf Street.
See a fact sheet about Country Club Creek Trail here (published Fall 2020).
Trail System Overview
The Country Club Creek Trail was originally identified and partially constructed by the South East Austin Trails and Greenways Alliance. This trail has been developed in sections, with four completed and open to the public and one remaining section in progress.
Country Club Creek Trail was included in the City's 2014 Urban Trails Plan because it provides important connections between many local attractions, homes, sidewalks, and bicycle lanes.
Recently Completed Sections
Elmont Drive to Riverside Drive
After exiting Roy G. Guerrero Park, this 12-foot wide concrete path consists of a protected bicycle lane that is accessible to people of all ages and abilities. Country Club Creek Trail from Elmont Drive to Riverside Drive was completed in fall 2019. This section and the in-progress section from Riverside Drive to Oltorf Street were funded through the 2016 Mobility Bond.
Burleson Road to Ventura Drive
On the southern end, Country Club Creek Trail is 0.2 miles long and was completed in spring 2019.
Country Club Creek Trail Project: Riverside Drive to Oltorf Street
This project will connect to existing trails to the south and the north, from Riverside Drive to E. Oltorf Street along Country Club Creek. It will also provide a continuous connection from Roy G Guerrero Park to Mabel Davis Park.
This section of Country Club Creek Trail is being developed through the Local Mobility Program of the 2016 Mobility Bond. The Mobility Bond was approved by voters in November 2016. It dedicates $26 million for urban trails with a transportation and mobility purpose.
The project team started the planning processes for this portion of the Country Club Creek Trail in 2014. The project is currently in the design phase.
Keep track of this and other 2016 Mobility Bond projects on Capital Project Explorer. See Country Club Creek Trail (Elmont Drive to Oltorf Street) on Capital Project Explorer here.
Estimated Project Cost: $6.6M
Country Club Creek Trail Project Process
In late 2014, the City released a Preliminary Engineering Report. This report shows the recommended route for the new sections of Country Club Creek Trail. It also lists topics the City needs to consider to build these new sections, such as environmental concerns, wildlife, nearby property ownership, and more. See the Preliminary Engineering Report for Country Club Creek Trail here.
The project team has hosted 3 public meetings.
Public Meeting 1: December 9, 2014
The project team hosted the first public meeting on December 9, 2014 to get community feedback. This feedback informed the recommendations we presented in February 2015.
Public Meeting 2: February 5, 2015
The project team hosted the second public meeting on February 5, 2015. The purpose of this meeting was to share recommendations and get feedback.
Public Meeting 3: April 30, 2019
The Urban Trails Program hosted a public meeting on Tuesday, April 30 to share updates about Country Club Creek Trail (Elmont Drive to Oltorf Street).
Share your feedback on Country Club Creek Trail!
Email Carolynn.Calabrese@austintexas.gov to:
- Submit questions and comments about this project
- Request a presentation from the project team for your group or organization
Get updates on Country Club Creek 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.)