Trinity Trail Preservation Association
April 26th Ride and Meal
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Tree Trimming at Sycamores
You’ll notice lots of cut limbs at the Giant Sycamore the next time you visit it – these are the leavings from our arborist contractors thinning out the tree crown. This is one of our Collin County Park and Open Space grants projects.
Note – North of Highland Park, a little before the base of the Sycamore loop, we’ve regraded the trailbed to improve the drainage. Now we’re waiting for rain to test our work.
We’re installing a concrete pad under the horse gate at the north end of Brockdale trailhead. The horse gate will be closed until Friday, April 25. Please ride south from Brockdale until the north gate re-opens.
We’ve re-opened the original horse gate at the Collin Park picnic table entrance. Please start using it, since the vehicle gate is now too high to step over. We’ll be improving the path to the horse gate in the next week or two.
Another caution – Vandals have left broken glass shards by the firepit at Brockdale Trailhead, avoid driving or walking in the immediate vicinity of the firepit.
TTPA Trekkers Program
The TTPA Trekkers Program has mileage forms available for download. Find out more information from the “About TTPA” link in the Top Navigation. Turn in your forms by the 7th of the month to enter for monthly and annual prizes.
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.
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.
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.
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.