Join the Austin Public WorksUrban Trails Program for the Upper Boggy Bash: an evening of games, live music, snow cones, and more along the newly improved Upper Boggy Creek Trail! Stop by the Downs-Mabson Field on Friday, July 12th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for a free, family-friendly grand opening event. Community members are invited to join Austin District 1 City Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison in the Downs-Mabson Field parking area for a welcome address.
Upper Boggy Creek Trail is part of the Red Line and Eastlink trail networks. It runs between the Capital Metro MLK Jr. Station and E 12th Street. Improvements will be completed in early July, following ten years of coordination from the Austin Public Works and Parks and Recreation Departments. This project also included funding from Capital Metro.
Additional improvements along this trail network are planned for Boggy Creek Trail between E 12th St and Rosewood Ave. The Austin Public Works and Austin Transportation Departments are holding a public open house for the lower portion of Boggy Creek Trail on Wednesday, July 10 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex.
Urban Trails are concrete pathways made for transportation and recreation. They are designed to provide safe and active travel options for people of all ages and abilities. The Urban Trails Program aims to create, maintain, and operate trails throughout Austin. Boggy Creek Trail is among several high priority projects recommended in the City’s 2014 Urban Trails Plan. The plan envisions 47 additional miles of high priority trails to be built over the next two decades.