In 2002, a group of dedicated individuals formed the Friends of the Trinity Strand Trail to spearhead the planning, construction and enhancement of a 7.8 mile non-motorized hike and bike trail along the original Trinity River watercourse, adjacent to downtown Dallas. The Trinity Strand Trail will improve air quality, provide recreational opportunities and promote ecotourism for our citizens and visitors to the city. Connecting area hotels, DART, medical facilities, businesses, and residential dwellings, the trail will attract new development to the Riverfront neighborhood. The Strand will extend the city's trail system and enhance the range and benefits of the Katy Trail and Trinity River Project recreational facilities.
A Letter from our Chairman:
Repurposing, Green, Recycling...We hear these buzz words everyday and most of us employ these concepts, in some scale, in our daily lives. The Trinity Strand Trail embodies these concepts on a community and regional scale. The Trinity Strand Trail follows an artifact of the Trinity River, near downtown Dallas, before the river was moved between the levee system. This artifact, the "Old Meanders", was originally repurposed solely as a watershed drainage sump for Dallas. The Friends of the Trinity Strand Trail are in the process of turning a blighted public works sump into active green space that will function as a public park, a regional hike and bike trail, and an environmental restoration project. The Trinity Strand Trail makes the connection to the Katy Trail and furthers the trail system within the City of Dallas by adding almost 8 miles.
Please join me in investing in the future of our city and help us make the buzz words real...Repurpose, Green, Recycling…on a grand scale!
David Demarest, AIA