Waco east riverwalk section set to open next weekend

Posted at 4:07 PM, Oct 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-26 17:11:45-04

The City of Waco Parks and Recreation Department announced the date of the opening of the new East Riverwalk in downtown Waco.

The trail will open for Baylor's football game and a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 10 in the area near the Buzzard Billy's parking lot. 

The 2/3-mile trail provides the final section of paved, lighted pathway necessary to achieve a continuous downtown Riverwalk loop from Baylor to Cameron Park.

The bike and pedestrian connection stretch from McLane Stadium to the existing Riverwalk at Franklin Avenue.

The trail passes under several bridges and sections were built above the Brazos River. 

The total trail cost was approximately $5.4 million with 50% of the funds coming from Federal Transportation Enhancement Grants.

The Waco Riverwalk will provide a 5.5-mile continuous loop with no major street crossings.  

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