By Lori Renteria
The Tejano Healthy Walking Trail and Trail of Tejano musical Legends are currently being created for eastern Austin. a labor of love by 30+ volunteers, the Tejano Healthy Walking Trail had been created and developed by the East Cesar Chavez local thinking Team and financed because of the City of Austin’s local Enhancement Fund. It features historical and social treasures in the East Cesar Chavez and adjacent Holly communities. The Trail Guide describes 22 internet sites across the 4.9 mile path which will be mostly on pavements and streets shaded by our heritage trees.
The Trail of Tejano Music Legends is 5.6 kilometers with 7 internet sites and it is better navigated by bike, Segway, horse carriage, or pedi-cab. The main Trail runs over the Lady Bird Lake Hike and bicycle Trail. The Music Legends Trail is made and created by the Austin Latino Music Association. You can find unique metal sculptures aimed at Legends, many which spent my youth within our area. We’ve included the Music Legends Trail within our Guide and both teams are now actually collaborating in order to connect the Trails and add brand new websites, plus improving advertising of our Trails for physical fitness, wellness, historic preservation, and social awareness, particularly one of many schools in our area. Five-thousand copies of Trail Guide were printed and had been therefore well-known that people've currently distributed all of them. We hope to add even more web sites, change the chart, and then print a second edition soon. A pdf version are available by clicking here: Tejano Trail Guide
In September, 2012, with assistance from the City’s Public Functions Dept., both tracks had been designated because of the US Dept. of Interior as nationwide Recreation Trails. With this particular designation, we were approved a planning grant because of the Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Program under the US National Park provider. Our company is planning to take the Trail Guide virtual, expand the amount of paths to fulfill the needs of different user groups, and create a strategic plan for maintenance, improvements, and durability on the lasting therefore the after that generation occupying this area can preserve what came from this generation of residents and local organizations. If you'd like to join the look process by volunteering to serve using one of our Trail working groups, or even for more info please contact: Justin Bates, Community Planner/Presidential control Fellow, nationwide Park provider: streams, tracks & Conservation Aid at 512-245-7232 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org