Central Trail connects to Spring Creek Trail to the north and runs south all the way to the city limits, roughly parallel to US 75. The Central Trail forms the central spine of the city's trail system, which covers more than forty miles of trails and walkways and serves to connect parks, recreation centers and other areas of the city
The City of Richardson is committed to revitalizing its original downtown neighborhood. A fresh vision based on community values and sound economic analysis was established for the downtown area in 2013. With the vision in place, work began in 2014 to establish new land use and development regulations consistent with the vision; this work concluded in 2016. These efforts were essential to reposition downtown to facilitate new investment and fulfill the community’s vision; however, the City can only do so much. The successful transformation of Richardson’s downtown into a unique, vibrant place will also require the on-going commitment to the area by local businesses, property owners and other community stakeholders.