Home > News

Expanding and connecting the Trinity Trails

Posted March 18, 2016

Archived Content Information and links provided may no longer be accurate.
woman riding bike down a trail
Connections and expansions of the Trinity Trails network are underway at several points in the city — and beyond.

As Fort Worth continues to grow, it’s important to expand the trail system to meet everyone’s needs.

Here are some of the projects the City of Fort Worth is tackling to help connect the trails to the entire city:

Transportation connections for pedestrians and bicycles

Scope: Construct five pedestrian and bicycle connections from Fort Worth neighborhoods to the Trinity River trails system and regional bicycle network.

Description: This project contains five pedestrian and bicycle connection projects: Oakland Boulevard, Westcreek Drive, River Park Trailhead, Mistletoe Heights Pedestrian Bridge and Quanah Parker Park to North Richland Hills TRE station. Total length of off-street trails is about 3.3 miles.

Funding: $6,501,555

Part I: Oakland Boulevard, Westcreek Drive and River Park Trailhead.

Status: Oakland Boulevard is under construction with sidewalk infills from I-30 to Rosedale Street and street striping, which includes bike lanes, from Rosedale Street to Randol Mill Road. Westcreek Drive construction is projected to begin in mid-February. River Park trailhead is scheduled to begin parking expansion construction.

Part II: Mistletoe Heights Pedestrian Bridge and Quanah Parker Park to North Richland Hills TRE station.

Status: This project is at 95 percent design completion. Plans and specifications are being reviewed by the city and the Texas Department of Transportation.

East Bank Trail Extension

Scope: Construct trail system from Mistletoe Heights under I -30, Union Pacific Railroad, Rosedale and Chisholm Trail bridges to Parkview Avenue.

Description: Project will consist of a 10-foot- wide trail and retaining walls that will give pedestrian and bicycle access to the east bank of the Trinity River. Total length of off-street trail is approximately .4 mile.

Funding: $3,656,000

Status: Plans are complete. The project has received environmental clearance from TxDOT and is awaiting clearance from the U.S. Corps of Engineers before advertising for bid.

East Fort Worth Trails Extension

Scope: Construct trail system from Handley Ederville Road to River Trails Park.

Description: Project will consist of a 10-foot-wide trail and retaining walls that will allow pedestrian and bicycle access to the Trinity River and River Trails Park.

Funding: $2,934,926

Status: Design plans are being funded by an outside source and designed by Halff Associates.

Arcadia Trail Park South, trail extension

Scope: The proposed trail project will connect three parks in three cities: Fort Worth (Arcadia Trail Park South, 20 acres), Watauga (White’s Branch Creek Trail) and Haltom City (White’s Branch Park, 20 acres, and Buffalo Ridge Park, 95 acres).

Description: The proposed concrete trail will be eight feet wide with two-foot grass shoulders. Ancillary facilities will include wayfinding signage and benches. The property is owned and maintained by the Fort Worth Park and Recreation Department.

Funding: $164,080

Status: Concept design plans are 100 percent complete and are awaiting execution of a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department grant agreement.

Lake Worth Trail

Scope: Construct approximately 5.6 miles of trail beginning at Trinity Trail near Anahauc Street going through YMCA Camp Carter, Marion Sansom Park, along Lake Worth through Windswept Circle Park and Plover Circle Park, terminating at a trailhead in Arrow S. Park.

Description: Project will consist of an eight-foot-wide concrete trail, two one-foot-wide pedestrian bridges over the West Fork Trinity River and two trailhead parking lots — one at Arrow S. Park and one at Marion Sansom Park.

Funding: $1,078,834

Status: The Lake Worth Trail Phase I is in final design.

Centerport Trail

Scope: Construct a trail system from Trinity Railway Express to TRE Centerport rail station.

Description: Development of a shared-use path connection that will link with the Fort Worth to Dallas regional veloweb trail along the West Fort Worth Trinity River.

Funding: $2,600,000

Status: Project will be initiated upon execution of a local project advanced funding agreement.

Get articles like this in your inbox weekly. Subscribe to City News

City News

Calendar

Building Standards Commission - Pre-Meeting: 9 a.m. Jan. 23, 2017; City Council Conference Room, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Building Standard Commission - Meeting: 9:30 a.m. Jan. 23, 2017; City Council Conference Room, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Naval Air Station Fort Worth, Joint Reserve Base Regional Coordination Committee: 1:30 p.m. Jan. 23, 2017; Sansom Park City Hall, 5705 Azle Avenue .
View the agenda »

Fort Worth Transportation Authority Board of Directors: 3:30 p.m. Jan. 23, 2017; Community Room, 2nd Floor, Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC), 1001 Jones Street.
View the agenda »

City of Fort Worth Art Commission : 5:30 p.m. Jan. 23, 2017; Room 201AB, Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Avenue.
View the agenda »

Bridge Street Sidewalks Project Meeting: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23, 2017; East Regional Library, 6301 Bridge St.

Appeal of 2nd Promotional Bypass of Linda Sims : 9 a.m. Jan. 24, 2017; Conference Room 623, 6th floor, City Hall Annex, 908 Monroe .
View the agenda »

Joint Fort Worth City Council and Fort Worth Employees' Retirement Fund Board Meeting: 1:30 p.m. Jan. 24, 2017; City Council Conference Room, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

City Council Work Session: 3 p.m. Jan. 24, 2017; City Council Conference Room, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Notice of Public Hearing - Federal Plaza Park: 7 p.m. Jan. 24, 2017; City Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

City Council Meeting: 7 p.m. Jan. 24, 2017; CIty Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Area Metropolitan Ambulance Authority : 10 a.m. Jan. 25, 2017; Medstar Mobile Healthcare, 2900 Alta Mere Drive.
View the agenda »

Community Awareness Meeting : noon Jan. 25, 2017; Council Chambers, City of Hurst, 1505 Precinct Line Road.
View the agenda »

City Plan Commission Work Session: noon Jan. 25, 2017; City Council Conference Room, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

City Plan Commission Public Hearing: 1:30 p.m. Jan. 25, 2017; Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Park and Recreation Advisory Board: 4 p.m. Jan. 25, 2017; Highland Hills Community Center, 1600 Glasgow Road.
View the agenda »

Urban Design Commission - Work Session : 10 a.m. Jan. 26, 2017; City Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall , 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Urban Design Commission - Public Hearing : 10 a.m. Jan. 26, 2017; City Council Chamber Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Stormwater Master Plan Update Stakeholder Meeting: 6 p.m. Jan. 26, 2017; Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave.

Meet and Confer Negotiations between the City and Fort Worth Police Officers Association : 11 a.m. Jan. 27, 2017; Performance Hall, Ella Mae Shamblee Library, 1062 Evans Avenue.
View the agenda »

Blood Drive: 4 p.m. Jan. 27, 2017; Medstar Mobile Healthcare, 2900 Alta Mere Drive.

View the full city calendar.