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Trinity Park receives Lone Star Legacy designation

Posted March 6, 2019

Trinity Park bench
Trinity Park is considered Fort Worth’s flagship park and is nestled in the Cultural District.

Fort Worth’s Trinity Park is among six Texas parks honored with designation as a Lone Star Legacy Park by the Texas Recreation and Parks Society.

A Lone Star Legacy Park holds special prominence in the local community and Texas. To qualify for consideration, the park must have endured the test of time and become iconic to those who have visited, played and rested on its grounds.

Trinity Park is a familiar name for many Metroplex residents. For visitors, it often recalls memories of festivals, tree-lined riverbanks and trails.

Although Trinity was not the first park in Fort Worth, it was the first property purchased by the city for use as public parkland. In 1892, a 31-acre parcel of land was established as City Park; the name was changed to Trinity Park in 1910.

Trinity Park has a rich history with important ties to women’s leadership in parks, quality of life, the evolution of a cultural district and the commercial and residential developments that surround Trinity Park today. It has grown to a sprawling 252 acres along the Trinity River.

The parkland was purchased in 1892 for $400 an acre. No funds were budgeted for improvements or regular maintenance. Park upkeep and progress was left to civic groups such as the Fort Worth Federation of Women’s Clubs and other residents interested in expanding the park system.

Traction for acquiring public parkland would not see significant support until 1908 when the Fort Worth Park League was established.

That driving force that was so important in 1908 continues today as Trinity Park continues to grow, both in diversity and infrastructure. Trinity Park has hosted Mayfest, an annual festival drawing more than 200,000 visitors, for 46 years.

About 1 million people visit Trinity Park each year for special events, festivals, miniature train rides or a pleasant day in a well-shaded park. Development around the Cultural District has exploded, and the name that is synonymous with that development is Trinity Park.

Other Texas parks that received the honor in the eighth year of the statewide program are Rosewood Park, Austin; Memorial Park, El Paso; McGregor Park, Houston; Jackson Park, Temple; and Holland Lake Park, Weatherford.

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