Midland Trail Park The beginning of the quality of life transformation


It is with great pleasure that we announce the opening of Midland Trail Park on Saturday from 10am to 2pm. The park is the first of its kind in Midland and features 8 miles of multi-purpose trail (2 more on the way), a skill area for intermediate cyclists, an 18-hole disc golf course, a unique biosphere and the best water feature you’ll find in all of West Texas will. Four-legged friends are welcome. Come out and see some of the best birding in the area while relaxing under some of Midland’s tallest trees.

Harris Field and Midland Trail Park is another example of how Midland shines through our public-private partnerships. The West Texas Trail Alliance, the Permian Basin Bicycling Association, and various local philanthropists and donors have worked together to make the park a reality. This new facility costs taxpayers no money and is a huge step towards improving our collective quality of life. We invite you all to set off and experience it for yourself.

We would also like to share that Midland Trail Park is the beginning of a new vision for the health and quality of life of all Midlanders. As part of the vision of the current Midland City Council, the City plans to add walking and cycling routes along our intake system as we expand it for more drainage capacity. This will happen in small increments over time as we repair, replace and expand drawers across Midland. You will see the first phase of this plan developing in south-east Midland, heading south along the Scharbauer Draw from Reyes-Mashburn-Nelms Park.

Ultimately, we envision that Midland Trail Park will eventually be connected to Scharbauer Draw and, over time, create a world-class hiking and biking trail. Such a trail could link the new park to a newly improved Hogan Park, a downtown cultural and entertainment district currently in the works, and eventually to the “Wildcatter Trail” that will run from UTPB in Odessa to the sports complex in Midland .

This initial development of the Midland Trail Park project would not have been possible without the guidance of Stephen Mitchell who worked countless hours in the rain, wind and dust to ensure the trails were just perfect. Stephen and the Permian Basin Bicycle Association were responsible for raising more than $150,000 to build the facilities. Anyone interested in coming to the park is expected to pay an annual fee of $35 per family to the Permian Basin Bicycle Association and participate in the ongoing maintenance of the park. Payment can be made at Midland Trail Park or on the website https://pbbatx.com/.

We would also like to thank our private and corporate sponsors for their help in making this dream a reality. Special thanks to Cary and Jill Brown, Bob and Elizabeth Davenport, Diamondback Energy, Jones Bros Dirt and Paving, SM Energy, VIM Racing, JD King Construction, Plains Pipeline and LOA Land Development.

Park access is at 3215 Farm to Market 307 (Greenwood Highway), with the entrance west of the Harris Field Fire Training Center.


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