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    Here's the scoop folks

    I found out today the following facts:

    Rancho Diana - no plans to develop as it a VERY sensitive recharge area & is home to Warblers(GCW) & an unusually large population of Black Cap Vireos(another protected species). There are considerably more of the Vireo's on this 640 acres than in the surrounding 4 counties.

    Medallion Park - Now known as Sinkin Park(named after Bill Sinkin of Solar San Antonio fame). Classified as a natural area that was formally known as a construction dump. The city has cleaned all the dump waste out & is in the early stages of developing for public access. Good news here as MTB trails are being considered & STORM is involved with making this happen. There are GCWs on this property so access will be similar to GCSNA in that we will ave areas we can build trail & areas we cannot build trail. I would assume that as with the Greenways, OP & Mac, we will eventually include this park under the MOU agreement we have with SAPAR.

    That's it for now folks - stay tuned for more on Sinkin Park as it develops.

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    re: charlie post

    Charlie,
    thanks for the update, that is great news on medallion (sunken) it is a good area with large elevation changes. So it should make for some really good trails.
    as for Rancho Diana park, hopefully a large population of hawks and other predatory birds will soon move into the area (sorry wobblers)
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    Hey no worries on the warblers. I'd much rather keep land laying there undisturbed and inaccessible to me than to have some developer putting up tract houses or four story apartment homes on the land. If the warbler keeps it fallow that is more than fine with me.
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    There in lies the problem

    Money talks:
    there was an apartment complex built on Hausman right next to sinkin (medallion park) last year. even though there was evidence of wabblers in the area. But if you have enough money you can buy off politicians; and build, and kill off what ever endangered animals may be in your path.

    (by the way I do agree with you)
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    time to call in the ELF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracey&Sam View Post
    Eisenhower park is a beautiful park, I enjoy running there, but in my opinion it just doesn't have enough trails for riding, not to mention there are several sections that would be hike-a-bike only as I don't see ANYONE making it up or down those areas on a bike!


    Eisenhower is that park along 410, right? Not far from 281?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Weeg View Post
    Eisenhower is that park along 410, right? Not far from 281?



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    Those hike a bike sections would make sweet downhill runs. If they ever opened Eisenhower park to biking, we would finally have a park with trails equal to greenbelt in Austin. But just smaller in size than greenbelt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigCliff View Post
    Holy crap this is good news. Medallion is basically within the Hills and Dales neighborhood. After riding, you could literally just roll down White Fawn to Hills and Dales Ice House. (at 40 mph with no pedaling needed none the less)
    Update- I found a much easier option that may work to access the property: instead of riding up White Fawn or Doe (pretty stout hills), there's a Jeep road that goes north from the church on Red Robin that ends at the SW corner of the Medallion property. That's a mild climb, and its basically a flat half mile from the church to the taqueria and HillsnDales.
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    i remember these trails, we used to ride them when we rode crownridge, before the Palmer course was built. Are there still many trails left?
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    Ranch Diana park 1800 acre new park according to city

    Here is an update for anyone who is interested and more info on the new park

    http://cbnp.us/cbnp-51.htm
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    hey, let's watch what we post... the public is watching. a bikemojo thread is on the list of links in the link mccrispy just posted!
    this is the thread that is linked:
    http://www.bikemojo.com/speak/showth...UNTAIN-BiKE-IN!!!

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    I wonder/wish there could be a "rustic trail" designation or something where only modest parking and facitlities were built along with simple "level 4/5" singletrack that is built with only hand tools and modest machinery to keep the impact low.

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    Hey Anita
    Sorry for the earlier post, didn't know anyone other than mojo's would read it
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    awesome news

    Medallion is right behind my house! I sure hope it happens...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcrispy View Post
    Hey Anita
    Sorry for the earlier post, didn't know anyone other than mojo's would read it
    no need to apologize to me, I was just saying that in general we should try to make our case in reasonable terms and maybe not post about eating warblers, even those wrapped in bacon... ;-)

    I think it's kinda cool that they added your thread.

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    Has anyone tried to bike at either Medallion or Rancho Diana yet? Or if there are any usable trails to take bikes on? I can't find ANY information about them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moosington View Post
    Has anyone tried to bike at either Medallion or Rancho Diana yet? Or if there are any usable trails to take bikes on? I can't find ANY information about them.
    As posted at the top of this page Rancho Diana has no plans to develop, ever.

    Here is the info that's out there about Sinkin Natural Area. I'll try & find out what the current plans are & post up what I find out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie View Post
    As posted at the top of this page Rancho Diana has no plans to develop, ever.

    Here is the info that's out there about Sinkin Natural Area. I'll try & find out what the current plans are & post up what I find out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie View Post
    As posted at the top of this page Rancho Diana has no plans to develop, ever.

    Here is the info that's out there about Sinkin Natural Area. I'll try & find out what the current plans are & post up what I find out.
    I would expect that once those neighborhood associations get smart they will band together to push their elected counsel person (not sure who this is) to get something going. Easy to argue with the tax base they create, and distance to a city park with facilities.

    That is what just happened at in Stone Oak with the Panther Springs park. Hudge tax base, hard to deny them a build out of their park. It was approved / funded for this year
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