Connecting to Irving
In 1996, Irving opened its first paved pathway in a lush, tree-lined region of the city. The pathway served as the initial stepping stones of Campion Trail — a 22-mile, master-planned greenbelt along the Elm and West Forks of the Trinity River.
Irving has one of the largest and most robust trail systems in North Texas, with more than 30 miles of trails for public use. The system has become a major asset to the Fort Worth to Dallas Regional Trail system — an extensive project linking both North Texas cities. Two of Irving’s trail projects are included as part of the east-to-west connector: Rock Island Road Trail and the Delaware Creek Trail.
Rock Island Road Bike and Pedestrian TRAIL
In February 2019, Irving approved a 2.4-mile Rock Island Road bike and pedestrian trail between the West Irving DART station and Irby Lane. Construction on the $3.65 million project includes a 10-foot-wide trail that will accommodate bicycle and foot traffic, provide a major east-west pedestrian route, and offer safe and reliable access to light rail service. The North Central Texas Council of Governments was instrumental in securing funding through the Federal Highway Administration, Texas Department of Transportation and the City of Irving. The project’s completion is anticipated for spring 2020.
Delaware Creek Trail
The Delaware Creek Trail project will connect Senter Park and Mountain Creek Preserve. The project includes 2 miles of trail, a pedestrian bridge, retaining walls, benches and trash receptacles. Once complete, the trail also will tie into Centennial Park in Irving’s Heritage District, along Delaware Creek. The Federal Highway Administration, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and Dallas County will help fund the project.