Violet Crown Trail Construction Update

Hill Country Conservancy, in partnership with the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department, has begun construction on a new 1.7-mile segment of the Violet Crown Trail along Slaughter Creek.

This new segment will connect the Violet Crown Trail where it currently ends just south of Slaughter Creek to Circle C to the west, and will terminate at La Crosse Avenue, adjacent to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Work on the trail begins in October 2023 and is anticipated to be completed in later summer 2024. 

This segment will not be open during construction. See map for more information.

Hill Country Conservancy looks forward to opening this beautiful new segment in 2024 for the public to enjoy even more recreational, educational, and healthy living benefits. For more information on this project, please visit the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department Violet Crown Trail website.

Background Information

In 2006, Hill Country Conservancy began planning a first-of-its-kind regional trail system, originally called the Walk For A Day Trail, in Central Texas. The goal of the project, now called the Violet Crown Trail, is to provide a unique recreational experience through urban wildlands, greenbelts, parkland, public rights-of-way, and water-quality lands. Along its route, the trail will connect scenic natural areas to neighborhoods, shopping centers, a library, and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Once complete, the 30-mile trail will be the longest trail of its kind in Central Texas.