This new Dallas park was designed to fill up with water during flooding. Trinity River Park is a necessary 10,000 acre civic space featuring adaptable design that incorporates excess water.
The riverside park addresses the issue of the Trinity River and its constant flood state. Where a floodplain currently exists, a stretch of 285 acres will be developed into a fully accessible public space. This is possible due to a $50 million donation from Annette Simmons last October. Development is due to begin in 2019.
While some areas will become marshland due to flooding, more elevated parts along levees will become an publicly accessible Dallas park where citizens will enjoy themselves at sports facilities, play structures and concert pavilions. New roads will also make the Trinity River Park accessible to pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.