Trinity Park Conservancy unveils model for Dallas Trinity River Park, shifting from original downtown levee plans. Groundbreaking set for 2024, according to an NBCDFW article. They say,
“Planners with the Trinity Park Conservancy revealed the model Friday for the largest portion of a long-planned Dallas Trinity River Park and also a promotional video for the groundbreaking which is scheduled in 2024.
NBC5 first reported in June that the park will not be built in between the levees downtown as had been planned since voters first approved a park in 1998.”
Trinity River Park’s vision shifts from downtown levees to West Dallas, abandoning the 2018 plan. New design, priced at $325 million, emphasizes amenities over nature-centric features, according to a Dallas Morning News article. They say,
“What has changed, instead, is the vision for the park. That 2018 plan has been abandoned, replaced by a new design, also by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, that represents a fundamental shift in the park’s conception. What was once a vast, nature-oriented park set primarily between the Trinity levees has been transformed into an amenity-driven destination set mostly outside the levees in West Dallas.
The scope has gone down, but the price has gone up — to a whopping $325 million.”
Ongoing discussions with Dallas for funding arrangements of city assets in the revamped Trinity River Park. Councilmember Omar Narvaez supports the project after community input in planning meetings.