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Trinity Interpretive Center, Equestrian Centers, And Trails

The City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department has contracted with Brown Reynolds Watford (BRW) Architects to provide a feasibility study and master plan for the Trinity Interpretive Center, equestrian centers and other associated components. This project is a component of the Great Trinity Forest, a part of the Trinity River Corridor Project, which is being managed by the Trinity River Corridor Project Management Office.

BRW Architects are leading a team of well-known and respected professionals, including Antoine Predock, design architect; and the firm of Lyons/Zaremba, Inc., interpretive planner. Their study and plan will include hard surface and soft surface trails. They will also be responsible for site selection of a maintenance facility for the Trinity River Corridor.


The Great Trinity Forest Master Plan Concept, approved by the City Council in 1997, proposes the development of the Trinity Interpretive Center, equestrian facilities and nature trails, multipurpose trails to be used for recreation and transportation, boat launches, and trailhead improvements. It also outlines the acquisition and preservation of bottomland hardwood forest within the Trinity River Corridor.

The Trinity Interpretive Center is currently planned as a focus for educational and environmental interests in the Trinity River Corridor; eco-tourism activities; aquatic, archaeological and historical exhibits; and theme gardens at the center of the Great Trinity Forest's trail system.

An Equestrian Center is also proposed in the great Trinity forest. Equestrian trails in the forest are also planned. Available to both local equestrian enthusiasts and tourists, the facility can provide opportunities for those interested in entertainment for a few hours or an entire day.

The consultant team should complete their work on the feasibility study and master plan in March 2004. Design work would then begin and construction could begin in early 2006.

Learn more about the  Trinity River Corridor Project.

City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department
Project Manager: Don Burns

Project Coordinator
Dallas Park and Recreation Department
214-670-4286 (fax)

City of Dallas Trinity River Corridor Project
Project Liaison: Mary Ayala
Executive Coordinator Trinity River Corridor Project
214-670-3226 (fax)

Lead Consultant:
  • Brown Reynolds Watford Architects, Inc. of Dallas (Architect, Landscape, Sustainable Design)
Consultant Team:
  • Antoine Predock Architects of Albuquerque, NM (Design Architect)
  • Lyons/Zaremba, Inc. of Boston, MA (Exhibit Planning, Interpretive Programming) ConsultEcon of Cambridge, MA (Economics and Marketing for Interpretive Center)
  • Landerman-Moore Associates of Anacortes, WA (Economics and Marketing for Equestrian Centers)
  • LopezGarcia Group of Dallas (Envoronmental, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Engineering)
  • The Palmer Solution of Terrell (Facilitator/Public Relations)
  • Geo-Marine, Inc. of Plano (Archaeology/Historical Resources)
  • Parsons Brinkerhoff of Dallas (Transportation Planning)
  • Bowman-Melton Associates, Inc. of Dallas (Trail Planning)
  • Jaster-Quintanilla Dallas, LLP of Dallas (Structural Engineering)
  • Rider, Hunt, Levett & Bailey of Dallas (Cost Estimates)
  • Dr. Steve Whisenant of College Station (Ecology)
  • Burleson Equine Hospital of Burleson (Equine)
  • Repographics Consultants, Inc. of Dallas (Printing)

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