"Ghost" Neighborhood At Onion Creek Volksmarch
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Onion Creek is in the southeastern part of Austin, Tx, and historically was
prone to flooding during prolonged heavy rains. Nearby neighborhood homes
were built in the 1970s, when the area was not thought to be in a floodplain.
The area experienced serious flooding in 1998, 2001, 2013 and 2015. Since
then, floodplain maps have been revised to include these neighborhoods.
From June 2014 until now, the City of Austin has purchased 801 properties in
a buyout program. The damaged houses were razed and cleared away.
What remains is a ghostlike neighborhood with street names intact. Some
land has been made into a greenbelt and park.
On both the 5k and 10k routes, you will walk on a dirt trail along Onion Creek,
as well as on streets in the Ghost Neighborhood. The 10k route continues
through the Chateau at Onion Creek community.
Flyer for this walk
Year Round Events
Colorado River Walkers
Club Meeting Dates
Monday, Jan 9
Monday, Feb 13
Monday, Mar 13
Monday, Apr 10
Monday, May 8
** No Meeting in June **
Monday, Jul 10
Monday, Aug 14
Monday, Sept 11
Monday, Oct 9
Monday, Nov 13
Monday, Dec 11
Start Point: Onion Creek Greenbelt Trailhead, 7004 Onion Creek Dr. Austin Tx.
Start / Finish Times: Start between 8:00 am and 11:00 am. Finish by 2:00 pm.
Route: The route is rated 1A.