Dates: August 23 and 30
Walk Description: Our city is embarking on a historic endeavor to create easy public access to one of our greatest natural resources, the Trinity River, part of our The Great Trinity Forest. Dallas was founded due to this wild water source and has attempted to tame the river for hundreds of years. Due to a generous $50 million gift by the Simmons family, our city is in a prime position to build a park that brings the river back into focus as a central gathering space for all.
. Join us as we imagine what the wild Trinity was when the first settlers chose this location and imagine what the new park will be!
This short, easy walk will be along the Trinity River’s riparian environment and will cover history, plants, wetland ecosystem, river channelization, area native Indians and updates on the current plans.
This hike is in conjunction with Trinity Park Conservancy’s, “Summer at Harold Simmons Park” series. Please sign up through their eventbrite site or just show up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/guided-hikes-tickets-47094524992?aff=ehomecard
Walk: we will walk in grasses along the river’s edge.
Bring: water, suggest hat, closed toe shoes, sunscreen, mosquito repellent. No poison ivy has been observed on this trail.
If desired: download the free app, iNaturalist, on your smart phone and Kristi will give you a quick Citizen Science lesson using this tool.
No public restroom
Parking: The entrance to the parking area on Beckley Avenue is currently blocked. To get to Trinity Overlook Park, enter from the Commerce Street bridge and double back. Look for North Texas Master Naturalist and Trinity Park Conservancy sign at the turn-in. Parking is along the street.