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Trinity River Park in Dallas on Track to Become the Largest Green Space in America

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An ambitious undertaking to say the least, the green project also hopes to connect the Trinity Strand Trail with its counterpart 73 miles of Dallas trails, including the existing Katy Trail in the city, and linking it with the Trinity River. With hopes that this project will “redefine Dallas for the 21st century,” the US Corps of Engineers will need to approve any construction expected to take place in the area due to the fact it sits in a floodplain, however it’s believed by the current project managers to be the bridge they’ve been waiting for between Dallas’ disadvantaged southern section and the wealthier northern. And when it rains, the Trinity River Park will accept the water based on design, naturally flooding in more controlled areas, and then draining into bioswales to be absorbed. Upon completion, the park looks to be the largest integrated floodplain green space concept in America, which stands to reason, as everything’s bigger (and now beautiful, too) in Texas.

Sources:

Inhabitat
Business Insider
Dallas News

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