Lake and Trail Rules2020-07-29T09:13:57-05:00

Rules for the Lake and Trails

  • Use at your own risk. The Association will assume no liability for the use of these areas. These are natural habitats that may harbor poisonous snakes, footing may be unstable in places, and poison ivy is present in some areas. Trails, in general, can be hazardous to navigate when walking, running or riding — exercise due to caution!
  • Day use only. Trails are off-limits from dusk to dawn unless authorized by the Association. No camping except with written approval of the Association.
  • No motorized vehicles of any kind without written permission of the Association.
  • These areas are for use by Meridian Residents and their Accompanied Guests only.
  • Equestrian uses are prohibited. All trails in greenbelt areas are hike and bike only.
  • No fires or open flames allowed except in designated firepits or grills installed by the Association.
  • No smoking – the risk of fire in these areas can be very high. 
  • No use of fireworks, firearms, paintball guns, airsoft guns or BB guns, nor archery at any time.
  • No feeding, hunting or trapping of native wildlife is allowed. All fishing is catch and release.
  • No permanent structures, including but not limited to playhouses, forts, swings, ramps, or play equipment can be erected in these areas. All such items will be removed without warning or notification. Temporary child-built structures using natural materials that do not damage live trees are permitted.
  • All trash must be disposed of in appropriate receptacles or packed out. No Dumping.
  • Glass containers are prohibited. Reusable containers are encouraged.
  • No excessive noise, loud music, abusive language or threatening conduct.
  • All pets must be on a leash unless in a designated off-leash area.
  • All pet debris must be removed immediately and disposed of properly. The City of Austin’s $500 fine applies to these areas.
  • No release of animals in these areas (such as but not limited to release of unwanted pets).
  • No climbing on the native trees.
  • Any sports equipment (such as fishing gear) and Association – installed improvements must be used in the manner designed for.
  • No alcoholic beverages unless approved in advance by the Association.
  • The Association assumes no liability for lost or stolen items.
  • Any Commercial Activity must be approved in writing by the Association.
  • Unauthorized construction of trails is prohibited. All trail and other lake/greenbelt amenity development is governed by the Meridian HOA Lake and Trails Committee. Trail proposals may be submitted to the committee for consideration.

Subject to change without notice. Rules and Regulations for specific areas or amenities will be posted at those sites. The Meridian Convenants, Conditions and Restrictions take priority over any rules listed here.  v1.3  05/05/20