LSHT Trailhead Renovation Project
RTP GRANT RT-16016
Lonestar Trail Trailhead Renovation
- Federal funds - $50,000
- SHTC Sponsor match - $12,500
- Activated April 2021
Grant RT-16016 was activated in June of 2021 to enhance the 14 existing parking lots that service trailheads on the Lone Star Hiking Trail. The grant scope included the following items:
• Replace Old Single Post Bollards with new post and rail perimeter barrier
• Upgrade and or repair parking lot surfaces with TXDOT Limestone Road Base Material
• Install new Parking Lot Identification Signs
• Install new Kiosks at Trailheads 2 and 3
Work was started in June of 2021 and was substantially complete by January of 2022. Minor work continued through August of 2022, installing late delivered signs, painting perimeter fencing and kiosks, and refurbishing the kiosks that were not replaced.
The work was completed using volunteers and volunteer equipment, (tractors). Volunteers included members of the Lone Star Hiking Club, Sam Houston Trails Coalition, Boy Scouts, and students from Sam Houston State University. All grant funding for materials and supplies was spent locally with the exception of special order signs to meet Forest Service specifications. Time available and cost savings associated with favorable pricing for materials allowed the replacement of 9 kiosks and substantial refurbishment of 7 kiosks.
The work scope was executed in phases as all parking lots were worked in sequence.
Mowing and clearing of brush around the parking lot perimeters
Removing existing round bollards.
Rough grading of parking lots and removal of accumulated organic debris.
Delivery and spreading of Limestone Road base material..
Installation of new perimeter posts and rails.
Removal and installation of new kiosks, (or refurbishment of existing kiosks).
Installation of new Trailhead Signs.
Painting of kiosks and parking lot perimeter fencing.
Project Manager: Bill Elwell Hiking.email@example.com
PROJECT LOCATIONS AND SCOPE:
TRAILHEAD 1 BEFORE AND AFTER:
This process was repeated 13 more times along with Stubblefield and Double Lakes kiosks
BEHIND THE SCENES: