Commissioner Cook speaks on the expansion of the Brushy Creek Trail at the Dam. Below are her remarks:
We’ve waited far longer than we had hoped to have continuity in the Brushy Creek Regional Trail, however, this section reflects an upgrade in our trail design to resist erosion and continuous maintenance challenges. With the backdrop of a newly rehabilitated dam reminding us the importance of flood control in the Brushy Creek watershed, this deeply loved trail will prevail thru our many heavy rains and give us many, many years of support for our outdoor endeavors.
I want to thank all of you for coming today.
To Jonathan Wagner and Brent Baker of studio 16:19, thank you for all your work on the landscape design for this trail.
My gratitude to the work of ESD Southwest and Robert Mashewske for the testing of our concrete – counting on it lasting for my lifetime despite the heavy load of people who will be using this section of the trail.
And finally, thank you to Lamont Navarrette and Mark Williamson of Westar Construction for persevering and making this trail a reality.
Right: The Ribbon Cutting with everyone involved in the improvement of Dam 7, six miles west of Round Rock in the Upper Brushy Creek Water Control and Improvement District (WCID) and those responsible for the design and expansion of the Brushy Creek Regional Trail.