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June 22, 2022

Andrea Hawkins, Dallas Park and Recreation, 817-994-2498 (Text/VM)

City of Dallas Officially Welcomes Dallas Section of Trinity River National Water Trail

(DALLAS) - City of Dallas celebrates the grand opening of the Dallas section of the Trinity River National Water Trail with a ribbon-cutting 10 a.m. June 25 at Trammell Crow Park, 3700 Sylvan Ave.

Trammell Crow Park is one of 21 official canoe launches along the 130-mile water trail is offering outdoor enthusiasts a means of launching a canoe, kayak of raft into the river.

The Trinity River National Water Trail became official on October 22, 2020 when Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt signed the National Parks Service recommendation to create the 130-mile Trinity River National Water Trail, one of only 33 National Water Trails in the nation. A map of the paddling trail is available at

Trinity Coalition, a Dallas-based nature-oriented nonprofit founded in 2015, is responsible for bringing the National Park brand to North Texas. The group works to transform the Trinity River Corridor into a nationally-recognized conservation and recreation area. Achieving National Recreation Trail status for the river is a major step in Trinity Coalition's mission.

The impact of the National Park Service brand throughout the D-FW region is game-changing.  With the easy access provided by the two major airports in the heart of what is now a National Park-designated region, nature-based tourism is likely to explode. Anticipating these good tidings, Trinity Coalition has trademarked the slogan “Where Nature Happens,” which it intends to use in partnership with the region’s various tourism and relocation services.

According to Trinity Coalition Board President Steve Smith, the water trail never would have happened without the encouragement and coordination from the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) and support from nine Texas cities including Dallas and Lewisville and the paddling community.


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