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The Trinity River Promenade Promises More Than Just Shade

2018-01-31T14:31:01-06:00 April 1st, 2017|TRVA Blog|

The Trinity River Promenade Promises More Than Just Shade Green urban spaces is the place for me. Panther Island living is the life for me. Ok, so that is beyond corny. Hey, it could be catchy though - maybe. The Trinity River Promenade is a lush waterfront feature of Panther Island that will consist of a several unique urban parks that will connect lakes, canals and marinas through a network of trails. The promenade promises to bring strong community enrichment and an enhanced quality of life with 12-ft. wide shared paths. Walkers and cyclists alike will enjoy the tree-lined banks of the Trinity River with shaded seating terraces, lawns and water taxi landings close by. And further fostering an active, healthy lifestyle will be the addition of launch pads and on-site storage for kayaks and canoes. Fort Worth, are your ready to promenade? Learn more about Panther Island

Panther Island Ice Open on Thanksgiving Day

2018-01-31T14:33:31-06:00 November 21st, 2016|TRVA Blog|

Panther Island Ice Open on Thanksgiving Day Panther Island Ice will be open Thanksgiving Day from 11:00 am - 11:00 pm. It's the perfect place to start a new holiday tradition with your loved ones. It's also a great way to burn off that extra helping (or two) of pumpkin pie. Admission to the ice rink is $12/person and includes skate rentals. For more information visit pantherislandice.com.

Panther Island Ice Opens Tomorrow!

2018-01-31T14:35:44-06:00 November 17th, 2016|TRVA Blog|

Panther Island Ice Opens Tomorrow  Sharpen your skates, Fort Worth’s only outdoor ice skating rink is coming back! Panther Island Ice will open for the holiday season on November 18 and operate through January 16. “We are really excited to bring this holiday activity back to Panther Island,” said Trinity River Vision Authority Executive Director, J.D. Granger. “Because we’re returning for a fourth year we are starting to see families building their traditions around the ice rink and that has been really neat to see,” he said. Panther Island Ice, which features real ice, will be open seven days a week including holidays such as Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Seasonal food and beverages will be available for purchase in addition to the full menu at the Coyote Canteen. Panther Island Ice will once again be located at Coyote Drive-In but a movie ticket will not be required to skate. Admission will be $12 which includes skate rentals but discounts will be available. In the spirit of holiday giving, Panther Island Ice is partnering with the Tarrant Area Food Bank and every Tuesday, any patron who brings two canned goods

New 300-Unit Riverwalk Apartment Community Announced for Panther Island

2018-01-31T14:40:42-06:00 October 20th, 2016|TRVA Blog|

New 300-Unit Riverwalk Apartment Community Announced for Panther Island Encore Multi-Family, LLC, a subsidiary of the Dallas-based Encore Enterprises, Inc., is officially under contract to break ground on the first private development on Panther Island. The thoughtfully designed 233,198 square-foot multi-family community will feature creative solutions to connect the streetscape to the Riverwalk environment planned for the district. Residents will be able to enjoy exceptional amenities including waterfront balconies, an infinity pool with cascading waterfalls, a state-of-the-art fitness facility and a top floor lounge that will feature the most dynamic views of downtown. Located at the intersection of 4th Street and North Main Street, residents at the 300-unit community will be walking distance to Panther Island Brewing, Coyote Drive-In and Panther Island Pavilion. The community will be situated along the first segment of a series of interconnected canals that will wind throughout the island. This portion of the canal has been designed to accommodate a stop for the water taxis that are expected to serve the island.  In addition, it will be accessible for those wanting to launch kayaks, canoes and stand up paddle boards. “We carefully studied the Riverwalk in San Antonio and worked closely with the Trinity

Riverside Park Construction Notice

2018-01-31T14:43:09-06:00 October 11th, 2016|TRVA Blog|

Riverside Park Construction Notice  Visitors to Riverside Park will notice construction activities beginning in the southern end of the park in the coming weeks, including the installation of construction trailers and fencing, and the start of dirt excavation and hauling.  The playground and the pecan grove will not be affected by this project.  This work is part of the Trinity River Vision’s “River Connect Plan” that will provide enhanced flood protection throughout Fort Worth.  The River Connect Plan was adopted in 2010 as the master plan for Riverside Park. In this phase, approximately 225,000 cubic yards of material will be excavated and removed by the US Army Corps of Engineers.  The work is expected to last through September of 2017, with hauling activities beginning around the first week of November.  To help minimize traffic disruptions for surrounding communities, the US Army Corps has designated a route that limits truck traffic on neighborhood streets and extended the haul hours in order to avoid peak traffic times during the day.  Construction activities may occur between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. The project will eliminate the option to access to the Trinity Trails from the Riverside Park trailhead for

Associated Press – Trinity River Vision project funding part of water bill passed by Senate

2018-01-31T15:24:52-06:00 December 14th, 0206|In the News|

Associated Press -  Trinity River Vision project funding part of water bill passed by Senate Rep. Kay Granger, R-Fort Worth WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has approved a wide-ranging bill to authorize water projects across the country, including $526 million in funding for the Trinity River Vision project in Fort Worth that will update flood control for the Trinity River, redevelop land north of downtown and spur economic investment in the area. The bill also includes $170 million to address lead in Flint, Michigan's drinking water and $558 million to provide relief to drought-stricken California. The Senate approved the $10 billion bill, 78-21, early Saturday, despite complaints from some Democrats that the drought measure was a giveaway to California farmers and businesses. The vote sends the bill to President Barack Obama. Rep. Kay Granger, R-Fort Worth, has been the primary mover behind the project. “I have been a staunch advocate for TRV since its beginning, and have worked every step of the way to make this vitally important flood and economic development project a reality,” Granger said in a statement. “The benefits of TRV to the people throughout the region simply cannot be overstated. That is why so many citizens,