Emergencies: Call 911
In the event of an emergency on the Trinity Trail, whether it is related to threatened or ongoing criminal conduct or a medical emergency, call 911. Remember that using a cell phone to call 911 differs from a landline phone. Emergency operators may or may not be able to identify you or your location promptly. Therefore, when calling 911, give your full name and cell phone number, the nature of your emergency, and your location. On the Trinity Trail, be aware of the round 911 signposts positioned at regular intervals along the trail. Tell the emergency operator your location by referring to the closest signpost (e.g., WF 2705).
For reference, signposts in Crestwood include those near the:
Trail entry from Kelly Park Trailhead: WF 2745(pictured heading in the direction of Crestwood and downtown from Kelly Park)
Trail entry from at the intersection of N Bailey Ave and Rockwood Park Dr: WF 2689 (pictured heading in the direction of downtown from Crestwood)
The point where Rockwood Park Drive intersects the levee at Greenwood Cemetery: WF 2655 (pictured heading in the direction from dowtown toward Crestwood, with Rockwood Park Drive to the keft and the levee to the right)
Dogs must be on secured leash while in park. (City ordinance #24-9)
Trail hours: 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Violation constitutes trespassing. (Texas Penal Code 30.05).
Walk or ride on the right, and pass on the left.
Give an audible signal when passing.
Yield when entering & crossing trails.
Keep pets on leash.
Clean up after your pet.
Do not litter.
Don't block the trail.
Use lights at night.
Alcoholic beverages prohibited.
Do not use the trail under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Unauthorized motor vehicles prohibited.
Exercise Good Judgment and Follow the Trinity Trail Rules
It's safer not to hike or bike the Trinity Trail alone, although many of us regularly do. It's wise to take your cell phone with you, be aware of the 911 signposts, and have a plan for dealing with problem situations. Of course, it's also wise to follow the trail rules designed to protect the safety, well-being and enjoyment of all who use the trail. Here's an unofficial summary of the rules provided on the TrinityTrails.org website on its Rules of the Trinity Trail web page as it appeared on May 31, 2014. To access that page directly, click the following link: Trinity Trail Rules.