More than 50 people attended a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for a ramp will extend from Snyder’s Union on the Katy Trail to Lee Park’s eastern section just below the trail. Representatives of the construction contractor said work should begin within a week, and Lee Park Conservancy President and CEO Gay Waldrop Donnell said construction should take about 20 weeks.
Donnell said the ramp will link the “Katy Trail from its mid point to Lee Park.”
Dallas City Councilman Philip Kingston said the trail and the park have a natural affinity.
“As we make our city more walkable, it represents what we want to see in Dallas,” Kingston said.
The ramp will run from the Synder’s Union promenade that opened in 2009 toward Hall Street. In Phase 2 of the project, the area between Turtle Creek and the Katy Trail will have several courts for shuffleboard, bocci ball and several other games. Stairs already link the trail to the area across Hall Street.