Making Progress in Gateway Park
As part of the Trinity River Vision project, multiple areas of Gateway Park are under construction now. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is currently moving roughly 1.5 million cubic yards of dirt from Gateway Park West to assist with flood protection for the entire area. That dirt is then repurposed to cap an old landfill to so that site can be used for planned recreational amenities like soccer fields and a new trailhead.
At the same time, the City of Fort Worth is making progress in Gateway Park East. The dilapidated overlook has been demolished and crews are currently driving pylons for the new overlook and pouring new abutments for all of the new trail bridges. This phase work will be completed by the end of the year and is part of a new trailhead which will include parking, picnic tables, benches and a restroom.
Improvements in both Gateway Park East and West are part of the Gateway Park Master Plan which includes a major restoration of the park’s ecosystem, provide numerous recreational amenities and provide the necessary flood storage to ensure the viability of the Central City flood control project.
At just over 1,000 acres, the new and improved Gateway to be equipped with first-class recreational amenities making the park a regional destination for outdoor activities.