The Tejano Walking Trail highlights the rich heritage of the surrounding, traditionally Hispanic community. This East Austin tour will highlight the people-power of the community and share the story of a nearly six-year effort by neighborhood leaders, working with elected City officials and staff, and volunteers. Hear about the process to define the trail project (part of the National Recreational Trail Program) and foster the recognition and preservation of an older area rich in Tejano culture and history. We’ll walk along both streets (not all of them with sidewalks) and an off-road waterfront trail, seeing East Cesar Chavez neighborhood highlights featured in the 32-page Tejano Trail guide to the area’s heritage.
Nadia Barrera, City of Austin, Urban Trails Program Manager
Lori Renteria, neighborhood activist and Tejano Walking Trail Docent
This tour will travel on foot. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes, wear comfortable business casual attire, and bring sunscreen. Refillable water bottles will be provided.