Dallas Architecture Forum will present Engaging the Trinity, a panel discussion moderated by Gail Thomas, Ph.D.
The Trinity River Corridor Balanced Vision Plan is one of the most comprehensive and ambitious urban park plans in the world. The Trinity River Corridor is one of the world’s largest urban parks, and the plan addresses the integration of flood control, transportation needs, recreational and aesthetic amenities, environmental preservation and functional design elements to ensure that the development represents the highest and best aspirations for the citizens of our community for generations to come.
Many major milestones for the plan have been successfully achieved. In March 2012 the City of Dallas celebrated the opening of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. Additional key accomplishments include the renovation of the Continental Bridge, the opening of the Skyline Trail and the design and construction (currently in progress) of the Margaret McDermott Bridge.
The Trinity Forest Spine Trail will open a treasure of undisturbed forest to the citizens of Dallas. Traveling south from White Rock Lake past the Trinity River Audubon Center extending to IH-20, this 17.5-mile hard-surfaced trail will be a unique passage to the unspoiled outdoors and the beauty and discoveries it provides.
The Trinity Trust is also collaborating on the design of a series of lakes and recreation amenities for the Trinity River basin area. Gail Thomas, Ph.D., President of the Trinity Trust, is a guiding light for the plan, both in casting vision and securing funding for these important projects. She will moderate this comprehensive update of the major achievements and continued unfolding of the vision for the Trinity Corridor Plan.