Rainey Street Trailhead

With the growth of the Rainey Street District, the connection between the Trail and Rainey Street is becoming more vital for transportation and access to nature. Previously in this area, The Trail Conservancy completed the Miró Riveria Restroom in 2007 to bring a much-needed restroom to this stretch of the Trail. PARD and Public Works completed ADA enhancements to the restroom and the Trail in recent years, as well as an expansion of the Great Streets along Cummings St., complete with benches, sidewalk, and new shade trees. This gateway to the Trail is an important entry point that we envision improving the ecological function, providing expanded recreational benefit, and increasing amenities for the neighborhood and Trail-users.
The Trail Conservancy worked with dwg. landscape architects to develop the schematic design for this space. The next phase of the project is completing the detailed design and construction, with construction beginning in the spring of 2023.

Project Schedule:

Community Engagement #1: September 28th, 2019
View the boards here.
See the summary report of Survey #1 here.

Community Engagement #2: November 9th, 2019
The team shared “what we heard” from the community and revealed several design options that respond to the project goal, site conditions, and feedback.
See the Project Boards from our second Community Engagement here.
View the report of Survey #2 here.

Community Engagement #3: December 14th, 2019
The team shared “what we heard” from the second community engagement and revealed one design that responded to the project goal, site conditions and feedback.
See the Project Boards from our third Community Engagement here.

Design Development: Completed fall 2021

Site Development Permit: Anticipated spring 2022

Construction: Anticipated spring 2023*

*We were slated to begin the bidding process, followed by construction in late fall 2022.  However, due to ongoing negotiations with the City of Austin’s legal team regarding our Parkland Improvement Agreement, we are unable to start bidding at this time and must push to early 2023.  Rest assured we are making progress!  We hope to be in construction by spring of next year, which will actually be excellent timing for our invasive species removal and native restoration planting establishment.  

**Project renderings are presented at community engagement meetings and events for input from community members and stakeholders. These renderings are not final and are subject to change based on community and stakeholder feedback.


Existing Site Conditions


Fundraising for this project is complete, but you can still make a donation to ensure the Trail and projects like this are maintained now and for future generations.

For information on how to contribute to TTC’s next legacy project, please contact us.





Rainey Street Trailhead Donors

Tejemos Foundation | Lynne Dobson & Greg Wooldridge

Advocate ($250,000+)

Trammell Crow Company

Teri and Matt Andreson
Intracorp logo

Partner ($25,000+)

Adrian James Charitable Foundation
MSD Partners, L.P.
OWC - Other World Computing and the O’Connor Family

Donor ($10,000+)

Drenner Group Logo


Armando Garcia
Melony Huber
LoanPeople | Max Leaman


Donor ($5,000+)


Sean Condon, Private Mortgage
Consultant First – United Bank & Trust



Harway Appliances

BSH – Bosch, Thermador, Gaggenau Appliances

Grant Odell Erwin and Matthew A. Erwin

Gary S. Farmer

Bank OZK

Donor ($2,500+)

Donor ($1,000+)

Connor Matthews and Bradley Fink

Bonnie and David Thompson

Luci Garza and Sabina Garza

Casey and Stephanie Legg

Jeff, Janis, and Jett Shipper

Avery and Andi Rose

The Elevated Stag

Lara and Matthew Boyda

Ellie Wood

Winstead PC

Saul and Jennifer Perloff

Alex Choice and Simon Cawley

Will Hester and Mikaela Berman

Zhiqiang Luo and Shenling Yang


Gustavo Antaza

Brad and Lynne Stein

Katherine Griego

Michelle, Hanna, and Ellie Wood