January 3, 2017

Walnut Springs Hike and Bike Trail Ribbon Cutting

Everyone is invited out today to see the Walnut Springs Hike and Bike Trail.  The community is invited to lace up their sneakers and bring their bikes and scooters to come check out the trail.

The plan for the ribbon cutting is that the mayor will be saying a few words at the end of Convent Street, where it dead ends at the Ruby P. Vaughn Walnut Springs Bridge.  Once the speech is over, those attending the ceremony will walk through the ribbon, similar to ending a race.  Then people are invited to enjoy and explore the trail.

This has been a project the city has been working on for years.  The Walnut Springs trail is approximately two and a half miles and goes from New Braunfels Street or Highway 78 and goes south along the Walnut Branch all the way down past the library and ends at the Walnut Springs Bridge.

The community is encouraged to explore the trail using any non-motorized method.  The trail connects Seguin parks, public facilities, businesses, residents, and even Texas Lutheran University.  The trail was a joint project between the city and the Texas Department of Transportation and is likely to be expanded someday in the future, to connect to Max Starcke Park eventually.

The ribbon cutting starts at 4:30 p.m. today, January 3rd on the trail just beyond the new public library on West Nolte Street.

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