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SAN GABRIEL RIVER TO LAKE GEORGETOWN TRAILS
Saturday - October 23
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Cost: $25.00

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City of Georgetown parks and trails

 

Learn how a trail development partnership involving a local agency, the federal government, and a group of volunteers, has worked to preserve natural river corridors and quality of life in one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. The City of Georgetown has combined forces with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Austin Ridge Riders Mountain Bike Club to produce a seven-mile greenway system. Trails will connect the city to Lake Georgetown (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) and will offer both transportation alternatives, as well as, recreational opportunities.

The trails are a variety of crushed stone, natural and paved surfaces. It has something for everyone. Experience a journey that will take you though city parks, neighborhoods, commercial areas, beautiful springs, and waterfalls. You will view different types of trail construction in progress. Other projects include completed trails on Lake Georgetown with an accessible fishing pier, pavilion, ropes course, restrooms, boardwalk, and river crossings.

Learn about innovative methods of funding for trail construction and maintenance. Land dedication and fees from the city matched grants from State and regional agencies. No city property tax funds were used to build the trails. Community service workers (from the criminal justice system) help to maintain the trails. The city also has a volunteer Park Patrol, trained by the Georgetown Police Department, that monitors the trails via golf carts.

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