Improving connectivity and increasing recreational opportunities through a citywide trail system is a current priority for the City of League City.
In the City’s 2005-2017 “Parks and Open Space Masterplan,” residents expressed a high interest in off-street trails to access parks, schools, and residential areas.
The City is now looking to complete trail gaps by extending the trail system in the Claremont area near Fm 518 and Palomino Street.
By having access to an 18-foot-wide easement in front of the Village of Oak Creek Colony subdivision, the city will be able to connect two existing trails.
“This opportunity will give the neighbors to the east of the Village of Oak Creek Colony the opportunity to link up the trails on the west side,” said Parks and Recreation Director Chien Wei.
President of the League City Homeowner’s Association Alliance, Laura Teatsworth, says the Claremont trail connection would create a safer way for children to walk to and from school.
“In an effort to get the students off of the streets and giving them a straight, narrow path that is safe to walk on, we felt this would be one of the beneficial reasons to have a trail,” said Teatsworth.
In order to move forward with the trail extension, residents who live in the Village of Oak Creek Colony subdivision must vote to grant the City access to the easement. Residents are scheduled to vote on the issue this Thursday, May 17 during their HOA meeting.