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Last edited 28 Dec 2020
Trinity River Park
Designs for the 10,000-acre Trinity River Park by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA), were unveiled by Mayor Mike Rawlings earlier in the year, and in October 2016, a $50 million donation from Annette Simmons in honour of her late husband Harold Simmons, pushed the project closer to becoming a reality.
The park will be 10 times the size of New York’s Central Park and will comprise 7,000-acres of the Great Trinity Forest, 2,000-acres of space between the Trinity River levees, and 1,000-acres of space that has already been developed.
Following the ideas guiding landscape urbanism, the designs connect the river with the city, creating a ‘beautiful and naturalistic network of trails, meadows and lakes’. The area between the land and river will restore the ‘ecological function and natural beauty of the channel and its banks’, while also providing protection from the severe flooding that has blighted the city in recent decades.
Content and images courtesy of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
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