Great Springs Project assists in submission of grant application to fund Alligator Creek Trail in New Braunfels

Written by: Lauren Canterberry
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If accepted, an application for grant funding to be utilized in the creation of the Alligator Creek Trail could provide up to $250,000 for the project.

The proposed trail is part of the city’s approved 2020 Hike and Bike Trail Plan and would consist of 10-foot concrete multiuse paths that would connect to existing hike and bike trails and the Goodwin Lane multiuse paths.

Once complete, the trail would wind through 46 acres of natural area along Alligator Creek and connect to FM 306 and could eventually extend toward central New Braunfels.

The grant program is an 80/20 matching grant, and staff has requested a total grant award amount of $250,000 with matching funds supported by the value of a private land dedication along the creek.

Staff from the regional trail organization, the Great Springs Project, assisted city staff in the submission of the application to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Recreational Trail Grant Program.