Austin is green and we all want to keep it that way! As a community, we’re committed to reaching the target of Net-Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, which will ensure a safe, healthy, vibrant Austin for many years to come. Here’s the story of how one person can make a difference.
You’ve baked sugar cookies, binge-watched “Frosty the Snowman” and molded a semi-permanent nest into the sofa cushions. Now it’s time to head outside and work out the kinks.
After 15 years of planning by the Hill Country Conservancy, the first 6 miles of the Violet Crown Trail—which starts along Highway 290 near Brodie Lane and heads north to Zilker Park—opened in August.
There is no Violet Crown Trail parking lot near the trail’s first phase, which opened in August. Hanna Cofer, director of events and communication with the Hill Country Conservancy, which helped develop the trail, said HCC did not buy land for parking.
Texas Wildlife Association joined a broad group of stakeholder organizations representing hunters, landowners, conservationists, and agricultural producers across Texas and the nation, to present Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) with a letter in support of their efforts and decisions in response to Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).
One of Austin’s most treasured natural gems has a brand new addition. After 15 years of planning by the Hill Country Conservancy, the first six miles of the Violet Crown Trail opened in August, thus extending the already-existing footpath that starts at Zilker Park and goes all the way down south to Brodie Lane.
How’d you like to hike, run and bike your way across 30 miles of pathway connecting central Austin to Hays County? Thanks to Violet Crown Trail, local nature lovers will soon be able to do just that.
Grab your bike or hiking shoes — starting Friday, nature lovers will be able to experience a natural trail stretching from Austin into Hays County.
Austin’s newest trail system will make its debut Friday, Aug. 14, with the official opening of the first six miles of the Violet Crown Trail. When completed, the trail will extend 30 miles from Zilker Park into Hays County, passing through greenbelts, urban areas, and city-owned water quality protection lands.
Vote early, and vote often.
That’s the message from supporters of the Violet Crown Trail, a trail that will ultimately span 30 miles from downtown Austin to Hays County. The first segment of the trail – a 6-mile stretch from Barton Springs to Sunset Valley – officially opens today.