The Cottonwood Creek Trail connects our neighborhood to northern Dallas; our White Rock Creek Trail melds into it near the base of the I-635 interghange, whose reconstruction brought in financial assistance from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), along with Dallas County and the North Texas Council of Governments (NTCOG). The Cottonwood Trail includes an impressive section marked by long murals and blossoming foliage (and, at times, yes, graffiti) underneath the massive highway. City planners also hope to make connections between Cottonwood and southern Dallas via the planned Loop. Councilman Adam McGough says talks have been in the works for years about trying to connect the Richland College campus to Cottonwood. “It is part of the push for integrating neighborhood trails with major trails, which we want to support in the next bond package,” McGough says. Keep an eye on advocatemag.com for bond meeting dates, which will include opportunities for neighbor input.