Schertz to host Great Northern Trail Grand Opening
Join the City of Schertz and Schertz Parks and Rec on Tuesday, June 21 at 6:00 p.m. at 17504 Wiederstein Road for a Grand Opening celebration. Officials will be cutting the ribbon on the first segment of the Great Northern Trail. Refreshments and tours will be available throughout the event. Parking for the event will be available along Wiederstein Rd near the trail entrance.
About the Project
The Great Northern Trail is a multi-use trail that once completed will span 8 miles from Schertz Parkway to the Cypress Point neighborhood in northern Schertz. This initial section of the trail was completed in the spring of 2022. About a half-mile in length, it runs from Schertz Parkway to Wiederstein Road and is already proving to be extremely popular.
Parks and Recreation Director Lauren Shrum says she has had a firsthand look at the trail use and has received plenty of testimonials about its popularity. “It’s getting a ton of use – I see it every time I drive by or walk on it,” she said. “People see me checking signage or doing maintenance and they stop me to tell me how much they love it.”
The next section of the trail is already in design and will connect the existing trails in the Riata neighborhood to FM 1103 (near Cibolo Valley Baptist Church). Soon after the next section to be designed will be the connection between the existing trails in the Belmont Park neighborhood to the Riata neighborhood (near Sippel Elementary).