The city of Georgetown opened a new section of the South San Gabriel Trail on June 22, connecting University Avenue to Wolf Ranch Crossing.

The gist

The 0.7-mile trail includes a 10-foot-wide concrete path, which connects to a 0.8-mile trail built by Hillwood Communities as part of the Wolf Ranch development agreement. The new segment is part of the city’s overall master plan to bring the trail all the way down to Garey Park on the San Gabriel River. The $1.2 million project, funded by a 2008 voter-approved parks bond, was originally set to open in January. However, the opening was delayed due to supply chain issues with the trail’s safety railings. It was designed by Halff Associates and constructed by Lone Star Site Works.

What else?

This comes after the city broke ground June 6 on its third phase of improvements to San Gabriel Park. Also funded by the 2008 bond package, the $7.5 million project, expected to be finished in spring 2024, includes:
  • A performance pavilion
  • A splash pad plaza
  • Entry monuments
  • Roadway and parking improvements
  • Shade shelters
  • A new restroom building
  • A new skate park
Quote of note

“San Gabriel Park is a beautiful place to visit, and it’s something that’s important to our residents,” said Eric Nuner, Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department assistant director. “We’re proud of these improvements and what they’ve done to create spaces for people to get outside and enjoy themselves.”