History / General Information
The first phase of the Kerrville River Trail began in August 2011 with engineering and site work between the Riverside Nature Center and Louise Hays Park. Trailheads and public parking will be provided at both the center and the park. Phase 1 funding is provided by voter approved bonds for the project. Below are the master plan sheets for the trail's entire length, which is planned to extend from near Coronado Drive on the west end to Kerrville-Schreiner Park on the east end.
The City Council and the Kerrville Economic Improvement Corporation (EIC) have been working together to fund a variety of utility and quality of life projects. Funding for $18 million in utility projects and $8 million in parks and river trail improvements are being planned. The EIC has agreed to use part of its 4B Economic Development Sales Tax revenues to fund $1 million in utility improvements, $1 million in parks and river trail improvements, and to make bond payments for the issuance of $7 million to fund parks and river trail improvements. Debt service for the bond funds is being structured so that the impact to the EIC revenues will be minimal. The spreadsheet shown here
shows how the new debt service payments would affect the 4B revenues.
River Trail Package A - Dedication and Grand Opening
Saturday, December 15, 2012
River Side Nature Center Trailhead, 150 Francisco Lemos Street
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Trail Package Map
River Trail Project Description
River Trail Routing - Preferred Options
The City Council reviewed River Trail routing options on May 31, 2012 in three areas along the proposed 6 mile total trail length. These three areas have been identified as the sections with the most concern involving adjacent residential property.
The three sections of trail reviewed are below
- from Lehmann & Monroe Park to "G" Street (identified in Package B)
- from Guadalupe Park to the Riverside Nature Center to Tranquility Island / Louise Hays Park (identified in Package C)
- Hwy 173 at Birkdale Street to Kerrville-Schreiner Park (identified in Package F)
These maps below reflect these sections / packages with the respective routing options.