Trail connectivity at Mayfest Park was made a priority in the Parks Master Plan in order to increase access to the park.

About $260,000 was reserved for the construction of the trails, City Manager Sylvia Carrillo said.

According to the parks master plan, there are currently a total of three trails throughout the 12 Bastrop city parks, and a need for more hiking and biking trails was listed among resident's priorities.

Also of note

Previously approved by council to increase access to Mayfest Park, the project has no connection to the Gateway Bastrop development, which proposed a trail connection to the park, Carrillo said at the April 29 City Council meeting.