Warm Weather Encourages Use of City Parks, Trails

As the weather warms up, so does interest in outdoor activities. The City of Irving currently boasts 79 parks with more than 2,000 acres of land maintained by the Parks and Recreation Department. Residents and visitors have a number of outdoor activities to choose from, including hiking and biking trails.

Campión Update
Last fall, heavy rainfall inundated parks and trails along Campión Trail, causing damage to parts of the trail system. The city closed the trails to ensure the safety of all users. The northern section of Campión Trail remains closed, as low-lying areas of the trail are still underwater. The southern portion of Campión Trail, however, is now open for use.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to release water from Lewisville and Grapevine lakes, causing the banks of the Trinity River to remain high. In turn, this keeps parts of the trail and surrounding parks flooded and prevents staff from cleaning and repair efforts. City staff is monitoring and inspecting the sites regularly; until the flooding recedes, work to repair and clean these areas cannot be scheduled.

Affected Parks and Trails:
The northern section of Campión Trails is closed, as low areas of the trails remain underwater, including:

  • North Campión Trails from Sam Houston Park to California Crossing Park: The trail remains closed due to flooding in the area. 
  • Sam Houston Park Section of Campión Trails: The trail is completely closed north of I-635 LBJ Freeway because flooding damaged trail structures and paving. This will be a long-term closure; major repairs are needed.

View the presentation last fall by city staff of the affected areas. Always check the cityofirving.org website for the latest updates about park conditions and closures. 

View the City Staff Presentation

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