Fund Leon Springs Trail Foundation

$105 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 4 people in 29 months
Art Smith
for Leon Springs Business Association

Imagine, starting here in Leon Springs, a trail that connects to the city of San Antonio trails system—allowing bikers, walkers, and joggers up to 100 miles without facing a single traffic light or any interaction with motorized vehicles.

In our rapidly-developing community, Leon Springs has no public parks, a lack of sidewalks, and a major thoroughfare—Boerne Stage Road—which remains unfavorable, even dangerous, for pedestrian and cycling traffic.  But there is a proposed plan to change this situation.

The Leon Springs Trail Foundation (non-profit 501(c)3) has been formed to create a 2.7 mile trail along Leon Creek that follows the Old Spanish Trail Auto Highway, the first paved cross country road from St. Augustine, Florida, to San Diego, California.  Our plan—a ten feet wide, reinforced concrete trail from the Concept Therapy Institute east to the intersection of Boerne Stage Road and Interstate 10, one that passes under bridges, avoiding traffic conflict, and, in fact, easing traffic issues.  It would eventually be turned over to the City of San Antonio for maintenance.

The benefits and possibilities of this project are exciting: preserving open space; providing a natural respite in an urban area (maybe a refreshing and healthy lunch break for neighborhood business employees); a way to celebrate our landscape, history, and culture; a pleasurable, non-polluting alternative that helps consolidate and connect our community in a meaningful way.

 Of course, unlike the San Antonio trails, the Leon Springs Trail will not be funded by city taxes.  As a non-profit organization of volunteers, we need your help and support, first, to pay for design and engineering drawings ($100,000),  by October 2016 so that we may pursue further construction (approximately $1,000,000 per mile).

 We would welcome your joining us on this trail-blazing venture through your tax-deductible donation, and are available for presentations or further discussion and information.  Thank you.
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Regrettably, after 4 years of trying everything we could think of to raise funds for the trail, we ended up with $4,000 when we needed $3,000,000. We have decided there is no reasonable chance of reaching that goal and are disbanding the Leon Springs Trail Foundation. Another factor was the difficulty of communicating with the landowners involved. The remaining funds have been transferred to the Leon Springs Business Association where they will be used for charitable purposes like scholarships, etc. Thanks to all who helped us along the way and we hope the future might still bring a trail to the Leon Springs community.

Art Smith, Vice-Chairman
Leon Springs Trail Foundation
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Well, it is August now. It is not too early to think about supper on Sat, 12 Aug. You have to eat somewhere right?
Why not join us at the Original Rudy's BBQ in Leon Springs, get a good meal at a reasonable price, and help build the Leon Springs Trail along Leon Creek. The best place to get tickets is at Boerne Stage Vet Clinic on Boerne Stage Road to avoid the on-line credit card fee. You can also order them on-line and print the tickets from home. Tickets are $10 adults and $5 children. Children under 4 are free.
Menu is brisket, turkey, beans, potato salad, tea and all the fixings. If you want to take it home in containers, we can do that.

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You can buy tickets for the Rudy's BBQ fundraiser at the Boerne Stage Vet Clinic on Boerne Stage Road just across from River Rock Ranch or on line (for extra fee) at tinyurl.com/ydb4llyo. Print tickets at home.
12 August, 5-7 pm
Aug 12th 5-7 pm fundraiser at Rudy's BBQ
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Come to Rudy's on 12 August to support the foundation
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$105 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 4 people in 29 months
Created June 27, 2016
Funds raised will benefit:
Leon Springs Business Association
Certified Charity
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Boerne, TX
EIN: 300458226
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