About the Trinity River Corridor Project
The Trinity River Corridor Project is one of the most monumental public works and economic development projects ever attempted. As flood protection, recreation, environmental restoration, economic development, and major transportation components converge along the Trinity River, residents and visitors from around the world will experience a new and exciting destination within the City of Dallas.
Trinity River Wind Festival at Trammell Crow Park.
Photo By: Ron Park
Dallas' glittering image is redefined by the many different aspects of the Trinity River corridor including wildlife and habitat, wetlands, trails, the Great Trinity Forest, and amazing recreational facilities such as the Trinity River Audubon Center, Texas Horse Park and Ronald Kirk Bridge and Felix H. Lozada, Sr. Gateway.
These "wild" areas and amenities are the framework stimulating a new style of urban development. Already, stunning condominiums and townhouses, modern office towers, and a variety of outdoor dining, and retail options have sprung up on both sides of the Dallas Floodway. (The floodway begins along I-30 to the north and ends slightly south of Cornith Street and 8th Street.)
Trinity Watershed Management is the department overseeing the Trinity River Corridor Project which began in the form it has today when the Bond Program was approved in 1998 and then a later Bond Program was approved in 2006. The Balanced Vision Plan is the template the City used to implement the various components of the project.
Today, many project teams and interagency partners are focused on delivering five major components that make up the project; always mindful that flood control is the first priority. Other four components are transporation, recreation, environmental stewardship, and business development.
U.S. Army Corp of Engineers 2015 Update Modified Dallas Floodway Project
Map of the Trinity River Corridor Project
The Trinity River Corridor Project covers 20 miles or approximately 10,000 acres along the Trinity River.
The project area begins at Web Chapel in the north and stretches along the river to slightly past I-20 in the south.