Mayor Rawlings announces $50M donation for Trinity Park from estate of late billionaire Harold Simmons
Written by Naomi Martin
...The donation will fund a significant part of park design and construction between the Margaret McDermott Bridge to the south to the Ron Kirk Bridge to the northwest. The McDermott Bridge spans Interstate-30. The Kirk Bridge was formerly known as the Continental Bridge. The space between them will become Simmons Park. It constitutes some 155 acres of the 285-acre basin considered part of the Trinity River project ... The Simmons donation provides $10 million to the trust immediately to fund design and beginning costs. The remaining $40 million will be dependent on the Annette Simmons' or her representatives' "reasonable satisfaction" by Sept. 15, 2019 that the park has adequate funding and proper plans for governance, management and operations.
Well, I guess we'll see what happens next.