Austin Parks Foundation, in partnership with the City of Austin and the Mueller Foundation, are proud to be spearheading work to make the EastLink Trail a reality.
EastLink is a series of proposed improvements to connect 5.1 miles of multi-use community paths in Central East Austin — from Bartholomew Park to Lady Bird Lake. Ultimately, EastLink can become a treasured recreational asset, as well as an alternative to driving. It is a citizen-based initiative to repair old paths, and in some cases build new paths for pedestrians and cyclists. EastLink creates a new and neighborly trail that connects people to places in safer, more accessible ways.
A Feasibility Study has been completed, concluding that EastLink is a viable series of pathways that will offer critical connections to community assets. We are now exploring funding possibilities and the design team is researching the history of the EastLink corridor to understand the people who settled the area, as well as those who live there now, and the historic resources that may still exist. This will provide insight into the cultural and community values of the area, and might also provide future opportunities for interpretative features and wayfinding signage along the route.
Learn more about the project at www.eastlinkaustin.com.