Over 100 employees of Valero Energy Corporation ceremonially opened the new trailhead of the city’s Leon Creek Greenway hike and bike trail this morning following a short dedication ceremony attended by Mayor Julian Castro and other city and Valero officials.
Valero provided right-of-way across its headquarters property to make the northern leg of the trail – from Loop 1604 to Bamberger Nature Park – possible. Valero worked with the city and the Texas Department of Transportation to build walkways along Loop 1604 and on its property so that Valero employees could have access to the new trail without having to be on busy streets.
“With the opening of this trailhead and the northern leg of the Leon Creek Greenway, our employees and the general public are now able to jog and bike safely along beautiful stretches of Leon Creek, and all the way to Bandera Road, and eventually beyond,” Valero’s Vice President for Corporate Services & Security, Al Philippus, told the crowd at this morning’s dedication. “I want to give special thanks to the city staff and to TxDOT for working closely with us in our planning to allow safe access to the trail for our employees.”
Valero Energy Corporation is an international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels, other petrochemical products and power. Its assets include 14 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 2.6 million barrels per day, 10 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of 1.1 billion gallons per year, and a 50-megawatt wind farm. Valero is also one of the largest retail operators with approximately 5,800 retail and branded wholesale outlets in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean under the Valero, Diamond Shamrock, Shamrock, Ultramar and Beacon brands. Based in San Antonio, Valero is a Fortune 500 company with approximately 20,000 employees. Please visit www.valero.com for more information.