Join leaders from Dallas County as well as the cities of Grand Prairie and Irving at 10 a.m. Sept. 9 for the joint dedication of the Lone Star Campión Trail Connection at Mountain Creek Preserve, 1000 E. Hunter Ferrell Road in Irving. Light refreshments will be served and free trail tours by golf cart will be available to attendees. Attendees include Dallas County Commissioner Dr. Elba Garcia, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, Irving City Manager Chris Hillman and Irving Mayor Pro Tem Dennis Webb.
The ceremony will dedicate 2.75 miles of trail going west from Irving’s Mountain Creek Preserve that ties in with the City of Grand Prairie’s Lone Star Trail. With the connection, North Texas walkers, runners, cyclists and equestrians now have more than nine miles of 12-foot-wide concrete trail for enjoyment and exploration. This trail connection was funded by a $2.5 million grant from Dallas County.
Campión Trail, Irving’s master planned greenbelt system, is the site of several major walking and running events. Irving and Grand Prairie are the first two cities to connect along the Trinity Trail System, a regional trail system linking cities within the Metroplex. Campión Trail represents only a portion of 2,000 acres of parkland throughout Irving and is open to the public from sunrise to sunset daily. For more information, call the Capital Improvements Program Department at (972) 721-2611.