The Trinity Strand Trail

Our project has been ongoing since 2002 when Friends of the Trinity Strand Trail was first formed. We are now at Phase 3 of our initial master plan. With funding, our organization will continue to design and construct the trail along the Trinity River and provide Dallas with another beautiful and recreational source to hike, bike and walk throughout Dallas. The core components of our project includes the design of Phase 3, construction of Phase 2 and 3, and the environmental portion of our project. Design of the trail will involve local architects and artists working together on the beautification and physical design of the trail along the Trinity River Channel as well as bridges and other necessary components that make the trail accessible to all. Simultaneously, environmental scientists and volunteers will be working alongside to restore the natural greenspace of the Old Meanders and bring life of all kinds back to this area of Dallas. Our proposed program will run for approximately 24 months and include construction for Phase 2 of the trail, and designing and planning for Phase 3. Upon completion, the Trinity Strand Trail will connect over 73 miles of trail in the Dallas area including: the Southwestern Medical District, Dallas Market Center, Downtown and Uptown Dallas, Stemmons Corridor businesses, and the Dallas Design District. Trinity Strand Trail will also play an integral role in connecting various trails, neighborhoods and communities in Dallas.

Current Project Status




    We were allocated over $3.3M in the 2012 bond program to design and build the Medical District portion of our trail. This trail will travel through the Medical District, past the Market Center and Parkland DART stations, terminating at the Inwood DART station. Construction is set to start Fall 2020 and be completed later 2021. 



In early 2020, we were awarded funds by the Design District TIF in order to build a bridge at the Hi-Line Trailhead where the new Virgin Hotel has opened. This bridge will connect the Hi-Line Trailhead across the river to a parallel trail in front of Ferris Wheelers and Rodeo Goat.

There is a funding opportunity available for bridge naming rights. For more information, please contact [email protected]


We have been awarded a reimbursement grant from Texas Parks & Wildlife to allow for us to make enhancements on the current Trinity Strand Trail. This project is set to be completed by June 2021 with signage, trash cans, water fountains, benches and lighting being some of the planned enhancements. 





A-1 Ornamental, Inc.
Advanced Design Center
Andrews Distributing Co.
Architectural Lighting Associates, Inc.
Architecture Demarest
Bates & Meyers Real Estate
Bowman-Melton Associates, Inc.
Bowne of Dallas
Briggs Freeman Real Estate Brokerage
Clear Channel Outdoors, Inc.
Crow Holdings
Shirley & Stuart Crow
Trammell S. Crow
D3 New Media
Jim Deekin
Feizy Import & Export Co., Ltd.
GE Capital

HNTB Planning/Urban Design
Kimberly Hall, CPA, Dallas
Hans Johnsen Company
Hoblitzelle Foundation
Nancy Jernigan
Michael B. Kutner
Luke’s Locker
Mama’s Daughters’ Diner
Eugene McDermott Foundation
Mercer Company
Mark C. Minnerly, The Dallas Dog Trainer
Harry S. Moss Foundation
Carol and Steve Nash
Ed Oakley
Pettigrew Associates, Inc.
Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc.

Plano Cycling & Fitness
Mark Pollack
Presentation Arts, Inc.
Richardson Bike Mart
Rob Richmond
James A. and Mayme H. Rowland Foundation
Joyce Sanders & Robert Lebovitz
Snell Wylie & Tibbals
SoftBrands, George Ellis
Stemmons Corridor Business Association
The Color Place
Tipton and Associates, P.C.
Trammell Crow Company