Honey Springs-Cedar Crest Trail Opening in Dallas
An eight-kilometer trail overlooking the downtown skyline is now open and connects the Oak Cliff neighborhoods.
DALLAS – South Dallas neighbors are enjoying a new trail that city leaders call a gem of the area.
City leaders, Dallas County officials and community members gathered in South Beckley, near South Oak Cliff High School, for an official groundbreaking ceremony at Honey Springs-Cedar Crest Trail.
The Five Mile Trail is a new convenience where residents can walk, jog, bike, and other activities while admiring the downtown Dallas skyline and other amenities.
Neighbors Cora Frank and Evelyn Kimble live near the trail. They have been watching the trail take shape for months.
“It’s practicable. I love to walk, ”Kimble said.
The trail runs from east to west. City workers said it was built inside a former intercity rail corridor.
“A five mile park in the southern sector was unheard of. We didn’t think we could do it, ”said Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price.
It cost about $ 7 million to build the Honey Springs-Cedar Crest Trail. Dallas County has invested more than $ 6 million in the project. Some community members call for meaningful development and a plus for community stabilization.
“When people move into a community, they look for those kinds of amenities in the park,” Price said.
The Honey Springs-Cedar Crest Trail is located along an Oncor right-of-way and municipal park.
District 4 City Councilor Carolyn King Arnold said the trail will help connect residents to neighborhoods, schools, transportation lines and local clinics, among others.
“That means, number one, fairness. Just an investment in people in terms of quality of life, health being the number one priority, ”explained Arnold.
For more information on Honey Springs Cedar Crest Trail and other trails through the city of Dallas, you can visit https://dallasparks.org/.