Answer your questions sort of? That's a snapshot of what's in play.[/quote]
Thank you for your reply.
1. It's hard to keep track of all the different websites for the different organizations but this is what i found.https://trinityrivercorridor.com/about/ ... ision-plan
With this overall picturehttps://trinityrivercorridor.com/enviro ... age-05.pdf
From my understanding, its just some realignment of the river, some lakes, some approaches, maybe making it easier to go down the leevees by paths or lowering the levee ramp and that's it.
Anything less than that is unacceptable to me based on the years of expectations and planning.
I would argue they have the Trinity Trust lack of capacity to do anything good or bad, other than raise money and spend money on pretty renderings. The mess of the bridge falls on the city manager office, even thru this circle jerk of blaming between city, architects, engineers. Same for the standing wave. all city manager. And I mean Bridge singular, since the Margaret Hunt Hill is IMO a hit even if it came overbudget, as well as the continental Kirk bridge park.
Although I have family in south dallas, visiting there frequently, the Audobon center and horse park, and even the golf course have NO BUSINESS BEING THERE , it might as well be 2 hours away. I understand that south dallas wants attractions and im sure their politicians lobbied to have them built there, but that's the reason they are failing, no one wants to go down there. If the horse park was closer to downtown, say oak cliff, and you could ride a horse along the levees on some sort of path it would be A HIT. That would be the MOST TEXAS thing to do. The audubon center should have been closer as a gateway to the forest.
The golf course needs nice hotels nearby and other amenties otherwise the clientele has no interest going there.
3. Can anyone find a website for these guys? I understand the attraction of rewilding, but being as cynical as I am with Dallas citizens, they have no interest in nature presented in that manner. Residents of Dallas NEED their instagram posts. This is a city that has been isolated and insulated from nature for years. Restoring the meander in certain sections would be great as that what creates a living river, but doing it for the whole river, I am not sure how financially feasible that is or even how safe it is. The premise of the Trinity river as it is, a straight narrow river is to get water quickly out of the downtown area without letting it accumulate. Would a meander slow water flow or increase it?
I agree with TheOverdog
" It can be all the things - a signature park, rewilded, left to nature, in different sections."
The river is certainly long enough to be multiple things.
1. A reasonable park between the calatrava bridges, simpler than what was presented with decent approaches to shut up the real estate developers stalling any progress on things getting done
It's purpose is to get people to the river and maybe take a chance on nature.
And a body of water, either a widened river channel or lake to stick a canoe in and paddle down river.
2. Some sort of rewilded section that sort of eases people into nature
3. Full access into the forest. hiking paths/trails,
In this manner i think residents will slowly learn to appreciate the nature we are surrounded by.
To get past the initial instagram photo posts and experience it on a daily basis.