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
PHASE 2 – MEDICAL DISTRICT:
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.
- HI-LINE BRIDGE CONNECTION:
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.
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- PHASE 1 TRAIL ENHANCEMENTS – TEXAS PARKS & WILDLIFE REIMBURSEMENT GRANT:
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.
- ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION PROJECT
2.5 mile hike & bike trail that winds through the Dallas Design District. Annual host of the @dallasjinglebellrun ! 🏃🚴 🏞
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