FNI provided master planning and design of a 4.5-acre neighborhood park and trailheads along the Guadalupe River in Kerrville, Texas. The Lowry Park segment of the Kerrville West River Trail in Lowry Park consists of 480 LF of 10-foot-wide concrete trail and 300 LF of 8-foot-wide concrete trail. The scope included a Modified Culvert Crossing at Town Creek, which connects the neighborhood park with Riverside Nature Center to the east and also includes two trail nodes, parking and various site amenities.
Located between the City of Kerrville’s Nature Center and residential neighborhoods to the west, the Lowry Park Segment of trail proved to be a vital connector in the overall West River Trail System. This segment not only provided neighborhood access to both the trail system and nature center, but also bridged what would otherwise be a gap in the trail system due to the flow of Town Creek. A modified box culvert crossing was designed to take trail users over town creek. The modified box culvert crossing consisted of various architectural improvements and finishes including, natural stone paver insets and sponge brushed concrete overlay.
A trail head was constructed adjacent to Guadalupe Street to provide easy trail access to both neighborhood residents and regional trail users. Careful consideration was given to Large Mature Canopy trees with the trail head design. The trail head consisted of one handicap parking space, drinking fountains, bike racks, benches, trash receptacles, trail maps and interpretive signage.