Lynn Gripon Park at Countryside Mountain Bike Trail (Low-Water Crossing)



Scope of Work

Kimley-Horn is designing a low-water crossing across Magnolia Creek to allow access east of the creek to develop and maintain Phase 2 of the Mountain Bike Trail at Lynn Gripon Park at Countryside. The low-water crossing will connect Phases 1 and 2 of the mountain bike trail. The low-water crossing will also allow the public works and parks departments the only access point for continuous maintenance of the area east of Magnolia Creek. Following the construction of the low-water crossing, City staff will once again be utilized to layout and construct Phase 2 of the mountain bike trail, which will complete this project.

Subdivisions, Areas, or Streets Impacted

Far east area of Lynn Gripon Park at Countryside along Magnolia Creek.

Project Status as of February 2023

Design and Permitting Phase - Design began in December 2021 with a kick-off meeting, preliminary engineering field work, and site visit to determine the low-water crossing placement. The preliminary hydraulic study for the proposed low-water crossing area was submitted, and structural design began in January 2022. In February 2022, the consultant completed a tree inventory of protected trees and the data processing for the aquatic resources’ delineation within the proposed project area. A meeting was held with the consultant in October 2022, topics included additional wetland delineations east of Magnolia Creek and performing some additional H&H studies to ensure that the project would remain as a No-Rise Certificate project. To avoid encroachment into wetlands, the consultant completed a wetland delineation for the area east of Magnolia Creek in November 2022 for the future development of phase 2 of the mountain bike trail.  Final design plans for the low-water crossing were submitted in January 2023 and approved by city staff in mid February 2023.  The city expects to bid this project in March 2023 and start construction in late spring of 2023. Estimated project completion is early winter 2023.

Project Manager Contact Information

Anthony Tallutto
Phone: 281-554-1451
Email Anthony Talluto

Map Highlighting Project Boundaries

Map highlighting low water crossing location at countryside mountain bike trail.