Trinity Trail Preservation Association

Lavon Lake Trinity Trail for horseback riding and hiking

Public Lands Cleanup Day – September 26

Calling all TTPA Volunteers – TTPA is coordinating a cleanup day on September 26 with the City of Lucas. We’ll be concentrating on the flood debris at the northern end of the Brockdale North trail (just south of Lucas Rd). We (TTPA) have been asked to supply two volunteers to staff the registration table at Brockdale trailhead, starting at 9am on Saturday, September 26. If you can help with this job, please let Duke Monson know at duke.fhollow@earthlink.net . Additionally, if you’d like to volunteers as a cleanup worker, the City has a webpage to signup – https://www.lucastexas.us/public-lands-trail-cleanup/, so please do that early, so we can get an accurate count.

The City will be providing a box lunch for the volunteers after the cleanup work, and the Raptor Center will be giving a presentation at the Brockdale trailhead with their birds as we eat lunch.

Caution

Aug 28 – There remains one culvert that is unusable after the heavy downpours of this summer:

Thanks to the Lucas Public Works team, two of the three unusable culverts have been repaired.
Fixed (usable) – The northernmost is the Seis Lagos creek north of Brockdale (with the picnic table beside it) and the other is by the road culvert just past the Raptor Center going north.

The remaining is south of Brockdale, just before you get to the Inspiration pool/community center (about 3+miles out). The water floated the culvert out of its channel, we have wrestled it back into place, but it is too exposed to go over with the Gator or horses.

We will let you know as they are repaired.

Also – Kite Flyers have been out using the empty Lakeview Downs acreage to fly their kites, and have been abandoning their kites and string (really very thick polyester twine). Be careful going down the trail, the string is quite thick and if hanging low enough, could catch you or your horse.

All Trailheads are OPEN – but…

Aug 25 – The trail is dry, but it is hot. Make sure you keep cool and hydrated! And remember to keep your social distance and stay safe!

TTPA Tack Sale – Postponed until Fall

TTPA is hosting a Tack Sale so start cleaning out your tack room for items you don’t use anymore. We usually have a good turn out so if you are in the market for tack or related horse items, plan to attend. We will be publishing a new date after things settle down.

Do Not Park on Rolling Meadows or side roads in St Paul

Parking horse trailers on Rolling Meadows Rd (which leads to the Collin Park picnic tables) or any of its side roads creates a safety and access hazard for the residents there.

Riders along Trinity Trail

Riders along Trinity Trail

The Trinity Trail Preservation Association (TTPA) was established in 1996 as a non-profit all-volunteer trail preservation organization.

Our main purpose is to maintain the 25.5 mile long trail on Corps of Engineers land on Lake Lavon and encourage hikers, joggers, nature lovers, photographers, and trail riders to use the scenic trail.

This multi-purpose trail offers a relaxing way to get close to nature without a long drive. On a weekend day you’ll find scout troops, nature lovers, horse back riders and families out for the day enjoying the trail. No wheeled vehicles or motorized vehicles are allowed on the trail.

Active Organization

In addition to maintaining the 25.5 mile long trail, the TTPA holds trail rides, cookouts, work days, educational events and fund-raising activities. The organization also works with area environmental groups, schools, scout troops and individuals to educate the public about parks, trails and recreational facilities in the north Texas area.

Membership

Trail rider

TTPA member on Trail

The TTPA is a grass roots organization that combines fellowship with a love of the outdoors and horses. Our members come from all over the North Texas region.

If you like to trail ride, hike, or take photographs of nature, the TTPA has a lot to offer you. please consider joining. Information on membership and a printable application are located at our How To Join Page.

Regular membership in the TTPA is only $35 a year per family. We are a 501(c)(3) so membership is a tax deduction. This membership includes CareFlite insurance for your entire household.

The TTPA also offers Business Sponsorship Level Memberships that range from $100-$300 a year. In April, 2011 there were approximately 270 members of the TTPA.

School Participates in Lake Clean Up

Local School Participates in Lake Clean Up

TTPA Online

The TTPA has multiple ways to interact online. There is the main Trinity Trail Preservation Association’s website, plus for late breaking information or news updates, the TTPA has a TTPA blog, an active Yahoo Group, a TTPA Facebook page and a TTPA Twitter profile.

Gallery Snippets
Heading out Tom Eberhart, Mike Churchill, Joan Myrthue, and Berdine Eberhart Tracy Matern on the trail afterride Back from a ride Tom Pollard relaxing after the ride
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