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The south section of Campion Trail, from River Hills Park to Mountain Creek Preserve, is open for public use. The northern section of Campion Trail is now partially open for runners, bicyclists and nature enthusiasts, except for a small area between Northwest Highway and California Crossing. That area is closed for repair.
The Canoe Launch at TW Richardson Park is still underwater and will remain closed until the river’s water levels recede and the city can evaluate the damage and inspect its safety. The nature trails are also still closed because the soil is muddy and the river is still high in its banks. City crews continue to clean up flood debris from the nature trails.
A small part of the trail, between Northwest Highway (Spur 348) and California Crossing, is still closed because workers from the city’s Water Utilities Department are repairing manholes in the area. Trail users should turn around and return towards their starting point when they reach this part of the trail.
That is false. The City of Irving and Dallas County have invested a significant amount of money on Campion Trail, and it’s one of the city’s most beautiful assets. However, the safety of our residents and trail users is paramount to the city, and due to the spring floods, parts of the trail are just not safe and should be closed. The city is doing its best to open parts of the trail that are safe for use, but there are many factors that are beyond the city’s control.
While the city has made great strides in clearing debris from the spring floods, the trail is not yet fully restored. Much of Campion Trail was flooded during the spring storms and the soil is still highly saturated. Crews continue working to clean up the trails, but the muddy conditions inhibit progress.