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Construction on 8-acre Atascocita hike, bike trails underway

November 9, 2018

Harris County began construction on a new hike and bike trail in Atascocita early this month, according to Precinct 2 officials.

Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Jack Morman initiated Phase 1 of the Atascocita Area Hike & Bike Trail, his office announced Nov. 8.

The $704,000 greenspace enhancement project will construct a new 8-foot-wide, one-mile long concrete trail along the Harris County Flood Control Channel between West Lake Houston Parkway and Kings Park Way.

County official project construction to be complete in the first quarter of 2019.

“We wanted to make sure this addressed the needs of the community, so we met with a number of neighborhoods, business, and other government entities to help lead us in the right direction,” said Commissioner Morman. This project is part of an 8-mile-long concept that will provide trail connectivity between neighborhoods and businesses throughout Atascocita. “I’m very proud to provide this community with a recreational amenity,” said Commissioner Morman. “We’ve had a lot of focus on transportation in recent years, so I think projects like this and our new park will be great for the area.”

The hike and bike trail is one of several greenspace initiatives planned in Atascocita by the county.

The county is also planning a $10 million, 19-acre park just south of the intersection of West Lake Houston and Will Clayton parkways. The land will also feature a 1-acre dog park when it is completed next year, Mormon said.

“I think this is going to be a destination park,” Morman said this summer. “I think the community will really enjoy it. This is going to be new for us in Pct. 2. We really don’t have anything like this in existence, so we’re really excited.”

chris.shelton@chron.com

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