Deep within the design of the Williamsburg/Tierra neighborhoods are trails that weave through neighborhoods and parks. The Williamsburg/Tierra trail is an example of how trails can be included as an integral part of a neighborhood.
Originally constructed solely in the Williamsburg neighborhood in the late 1990s, the Williamsburg/Tierra trail quickly expanded, correlating with the explosive expansion of the southwestern area of Lincoln. As new neighborhoods, shopping centers, and schools popped up, the City of Lincoln made it a priority to also provide outdoor recreation for its newest area of the city. The Williamsburg/Tierra trail was eventually expanded to connect with the South Ridge Trail and extended to Densmore Park.
Connecting with the Rock Island Trail, the Tierra/Williamsburg trail proceeds through the Tierra / Williamsburg neighborhoods and connects with the South Pointe Trail and Pine Lake Trails that go west along Pine Lake to Densmore Park. Following one of Lincoln's neighborhood drainage corridors, the Tierra/Williamsburg Trail will provide a future connection to the Yankee Hill Trail and eventually to the south Beltway.
The Williamsburg/Tierra trail stands as a testament to the determination of Lincoln’s citizens. These trails strengthen and connect some of the neighborhoods of South Lincoln.