Trinity River Park Concept
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The Trinity River Park concept, unveiled by Mayor Mike Rawlings last May, encompasses more than 285 acres of land near the heart of downtown Dallas. The concept — more than 50 times larger than Klyde Warren Park — envisions a new naturalized river landscape that is ever-changing with miles of pathways and trails within the levees, and includes sites for five elevated parks that will extend from inside the levees into the adjacent communities, according to a release. The concept, which was funded through private donors, also allows for the Trinity Parkway, which will provide primary access into the park and will require separate funding.  

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View of the Trinity River floodway looking southeast with the Margaret McDermott Bridge and the Trinity Skyline Trail along the Trinity River.

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The Trinity River Park concept in the Trinity River floodway looking southeast. Two elevated overlook parks are located on the downtown side at Riverfront Boulevard and Reunion Boulevard. One elevated overlook park is located on the west side at Commerce Street. The river meanders in a more naturalized state with a varying river landscape including trails running throughout the corridor.

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View of the naturalized Trinity River landscape from the Reunion Boulevard overlook.

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The Trinity River Park concept in the Trinity River floodway welcoming a two-to-three year flood event.

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The Trinity River Park concept in the Trinity River floodway welcoming a one-year flood event.

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Reunion Boulevard overlook approaching from the southwest looking towards the Margaret McDermott Bridge.

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A soft trail running in the naturalized Trinity River corridor. [ Renderings: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates via The Trinity Trust Foundation ]



Trinity River Promenade_970_18BIG GREEN - PANTHER ISLAND Fort Worth, Texas

The Panther Island project, also known as Central City, is located in an industrial area north of downtown Fort Worth. The project will create a new urban district on an island combining mixed-use neighborhoods with a network of canals and a lake to control flooding. [Rendering: Courtesy of Trinity River Vision Authority ]

Panther Island Project Lands $526M Federal Boost

The funding recently approved by Congress brings the massive project in Fort Worth closer to reality.

Panther Island Project Map

Trinity River Vision Authority estimates that public improvements related to Panther Island will virtually double the size of downtown and generate more than $600 million in economic development activity during the first decade alone. It’s expected to create 16,000 jobs, over 10,000 housing units and 12 miles of waterfront land for private development. Here’s a map of the plan. 


UTA Dean: Trinity River ‘Linear District’ Would be DFW Hub

The river would be the “magnetic core” to all the great institutions and attributes that Dallas-Fort Worth has to offer.

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