New sidewalk to safely connect Marble Falls’s Westside and Childers parks

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO

This sidewalk on Second Street will serve as a link between Westside Park and Childers Park for walkers, runners, and cyclists, making it safer for them and drivers. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

This sidewalk on Second Street will serve as a link between Westside Park and Childers Park for walkers, runners, and cyclists, making it safer for them and drivers. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

MARBLE FALLS — Walkers, cyclists, and families can traverse the city’s parks more safely with additional sidewalks near Westside Park.

It’s only the first phase of a plan to connect Westside Park on Second Street with the Childers Park ballfields on Broadway Street by sidewalks and the hike-and-bike trail.

Crews recently completed the first portion of a sidewalk across Westside Park along Second Street that will eventually link the two parks. The new section stretches from the Second Street-Avenue R intersection to about 100 feet east of the Second Street-Avenue P intersection.

Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Director Robert Moss said the sidewalk will allow individuals to go from park to park by designated walking and running areas.

“It also provides a safe path for the children in the immediate neighborhood to reach the crosswalk at the entrance to Westside Park, where drivers are a bit more aware of someone crossing the street,” Moss said.

The section was built with $30,000 from the Marble Falls Economic Development Corp.

“(EDC officials) were obligated to build a sidewalk as part of a road extension to the business park on the north end of town,” Moss said. “However, it would have truly been a waste of money in that location since there is little to no foot traffic. Instead, they agreed to fund this section of sidewalk.”

Moss said more sidewalks are coming.

jfierro@thepicayune.com

3 Responses to “New sidewalk to safely connect Marble Falls’s Westside and Childers parks”

  1. Preston Kirk says:

    Hooray for the EDC and the City’s foresight and cooperation.

  2. steve says:

    Drove by it and it looks great. It compliments other improvements to that area.

  3. Elizabeth Schnelle says:

    KUDOS for helping your town/our citizens.

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