As summer ends, cool weather and even cooler fall festivities are coming soon to Panther Island. Mark your calendars for some fun fall plans with your friends, family and organizations this season!
The TRWD Trash Bash returns to Panther Island on September 17th. Trash Bash is TRWD’s commitment to fostering litter prevention within the communities by providing various opportunities to volunteer in organized cleanups of the waterways. Registration for this community wide event closes on September 12th, so do not […]
‘Watershed Urbanism’ Exhibit Display Back from European Cultural Center’s 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale
Head over to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History to view the ‘Watershed Urbanism’ exhibit. This exhibit, featuring the Panther Island/Central City Project as well as cutting-edge work from across the region, has returned from the world-renowned 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale.
Thank you to everyone who came out to Mayfest 2022 at Trinity Park from May 5-8! We had an updated display with project information as well as a list of fun activities to enjoy on Panther Island.
There are a variety of events taking place in March and April, including concerts, runs, and even festivals. Whether you’re with friends or family, Panther Island Pavilion has outdoor events to help you shake winter off and get back outside.
Encore Panther Island opens as the first multi-family development on Panther Island. The multi-family community comes from Encore Multi-Family, LLC, a subsidiary of the Dallas-based Encore Enterprises, Inc. “We are excited to develop the first multifamily community on Panther Island,” said President of Encore Multi-Family Charlie Keels.
On January 19th, the Central City Flood Project received $403 million in funding from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). This funding will allow USACE to complete the final design of all project components and construction of the bypass channel.
The future United States Army Corps of Engineers bypass channel will protect more than 2,400 acres of neighborhoods in Fort Worth from the highest level of flooding. However, the USACE bypass channel cannot accomplish this alone. In times of flooding water will be moving through the future bypass channel but there has to be a way to slow that water down so we aren’t flooding our neighbors to the east.
On November 17, 2021, the Emerging Professionals Event was held at Panther Island Brewing. This event had a great turnout and brought together numerous local organizations such as Steer Fort Worth, Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, American Institute of Architects, BRIDGE and Leadership Fort Worth.
Demolition of the Police and Fire Training Tower began on November 8,, 2021. This demolition project is taking place in what will be the South section of the future bypass channel.
There are numerous activities during Thanksgiving Week on Panther Island! Have a blast on the island during the week whether you and your family are off from school, working from home or needing fun evening plans! Spend time on Panther Island making memories and share them with us via social media!
Located just north of Downtown Fort Worth, on Panther Island, sits The TCC Trinity River Campus. The campus is not only beautiful but is also the fastest growing TCC branch in the area.
At 10:00am on October 16, 2021, the City of Fort Worth invited the public to a ribbon cutting ceremony for the completion of the Panther Island Signature Henderson Street Bridge, located at the south side of the bridge.
The City of Fort Worth is inviting the public to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of the Panther Island Signature Henderson Street Bridge at 10:00am on Saturday, October 16, 2021.
The City of Fort Worth is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony that is open to the public to commemorate the completion of the Panther Island Signature Henderson Street Bridge on October 16, 2021 at 10:00am. There will be various guest speakers as well as special guests at this […]
Throughout the months of October and November there are numerous events that range from concerts, runs to even festivals. Fun with friends or family, Panther Island Pavilion is packed with events that will make this season FALLtastic.
Starting on September 29, the northbound traffic on SH 199/Henderson Street from downtown Fort Worth will be rerouted onto the new SH 199/Henderson Street Bridge.
In late July, through a collaboration with The Art Of Living and Fort Worth SPARC, students got to experience a week long adventure of field trips and activities throughout Fort Worth. Our staff was proud to present and teach the students about Panther Island and TRWD.
The historic Thurber Brick you see lining the streets of Camp Bowie, Downtown Fort Worth and the Stockyards is being incorporated into the Panther Island storm water canal system. The historic Thurber Brick comes from Thurber, Texas (halfway between Fort Worth and Abilene).
The environmental remediation work at 1076 Calvert Street and an adjacent property has been completed and the report documenting the work has been sent to Texas Commission for Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Once a certificate of completion is received this property will be ready for use by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).
HENDERSON STREET TRAFFIC REROUTE
DETOUR BEGINS AUGUST 10
Starting on August 10, the southbound traffic on Henderson Street that normally flows into downtown Fort Worth will detour onto the new bridge so transition areas can be paved. This work is scheduled to be completed later in the year, at which time northbound traffic will also be rerouted onto the new Henderson Street Bridge.
As Executive Director of the Panther Island / Central City Flood Control Project I have had the honor of working with an incredible group of people who have dedicated their lives to the betterment of our community. One of those persons was Mr. Devoyd Jennings, President of the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce for the last 31 years.
Summer Weekly Activities & Events on Panther Island
On the morning of July 17, 2021 The City of Fort Worth hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the North Main St Bridge on Panther Island. The ceremony included remarks from Congresswoman Kay Granger, Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker, G.K. Maenius, FW Hispanic Chamber President & CEO Anette Landeros, and Fort WORTH City Councilman Carlos Flores.
On February 8, 2019 students from the I.M. Terrell Academy STEM program visited the Panther Island – Central City office. The students had an opportunity to gain insight into the project from representatives from the United States Army Corps of Engineers and TRWD staff.
The Public is invited to attend the North Main Street Bridge’s ribbon cutting ceremony, taking place Saturday, July 17th, at 9 a.m.
Two of the Signature V-Pier Panther Island Bridges have now opened to vehicular traffic, with the third scheduled to open within the next month. If are you wondering “what’s left?” for the three TxDOT bridges, we’ve gathered that for you! Check out the list of the final projects remaining for each bridge.
Did you know that the location of the historic Leonard’s M&O Subway line runs right through the parking lot of Panther Island Pavilion? The parking lots are utilized for a variety of events throughout the year as well as overflow parking for the TCC Trinity River Campus. The metal structure that used to repair the cars has turned into an indoor event facility known as “The Shack”.
What do the 2020 U.S. Census Bureau numbers, more rainfall and the Central City Flood Control Project
have in common?
Booming population growth along with more annual rainfall brings higher risk of devastating flooding. Fort Worth has nearly tripled in size since the United States Corps of Engineers built the current levee system in the early 1960s. Our levee system was built for a population of roughly 350,000 people and Fort Worth has now surpassed 920,000 people.
Look no further than Panther Island for all of your summer fun right in the heart of Fort Worth, TX! Catch an event at Panther Island Pavilion, or check out ongoing weekly activities throughout the summer!
The City of Fort Worth hosted the ribbon cutting ceremony on the White Settlement Rd Bridge on Panther Island on Saturday, May 22,2021. District 7 Council member David Shingleton kicked off the ceremony acknowledging the collaboration between the multiple partners it took to open the first of the three signature v-pier bridges.
With the official ribbon cutting ceremony taking place on the White Settlement Rd Bridge last weekend you might be asking yourself, what’s next?
On May 17, 1949 Fort Worth suffered what many consider to be its worst flood ever, surpassing the flood of 1889, 1908, 1922, and the flood of 1989. The city received 11-inches of rain over the course of the night of May 16
The overall Panther Island/ Central City Flood Control Project will take major leaps towards updating the quality of the area’s environment within the Panther Island District and Gateway Park.
Previous Next White Settlement Rd Bridge: Now that this bridge is open to traffic the contractor is working on some of the final touches to the bridge. This work includes getting the physical hand railing completed, including installing the handrail lighting, on the north end of the bridge. […]
There’s so much fun to be had on Panther Island in Fort Worth. If you’re looking for things to do in Fort Worth, we’ve got you covered!
EXCITING NEWS – The first of three Signature V-Pier Bridges on Panther Island, White Settlement Rd. Bridge, is officially open to pedestrian and vehicle traffic! The bridge opened late afternoon on Friday April 2, 2021.
Last week, the first round of hard hat tours were held introducing the first section of the Panther Island Riverwalk to community stakeholders. The Panther Island Riverwalk is a model public-private partnership providing much needed stormwater infrastructure that is financed by the private sector!
Calling all Fort Worth community members! Take Community Design Fort Worth’s Community Vision Survey, an interactive survey that allows you to SHOW and TELL what you love about Fort Worth, what you don’t and any ideas you have to improve the community.
There’s so much to do: Explore the Trinity River From the Water; Walk, Run, or Bike the Trinity Trails; Attend an Event at Panther Island Pavilion; Drink an Award Winning Brew; Enjoy an Unique Movie Watching Experience; Meet Major Ripley Allen Arnold; Rent a Bike and Explore the City and Go on a Geocaching Adventure
On Thursday March 4, 2021, TxDOT’s contractor, Texas Sterling, completed the fourth and final deck pour on the North Main St. Bridge on Panther Island. The deck will provide the final driving surface for the Signature V-Pier Bridge.
Work on the White Settlement Road Bridge on Panther Island has entered its final phase and the TxDOT contractor is currently removing the steel and timber support structure known as “falsework.”
Panther Island is a perfect example of smart sustainable development that promotes a high-density, mixed-use district for Fort Worth.
On Wednesday January 27, 2021 TxDOT’s contractor completed the first of four deck pours on the North Main St. Bridge on Panther Island. The deck will provide the final driving surface for the Signature V-Pier Bridge.
The bypass channel and the associated infrastructure is a unique way to provide flood protection for over 2,400 acres of neighborhoods in our community, protecting them from highest level of flooding expected in the area.
The contractor has completed all five of the deck pours on the White Settlement Bridge.Additionally, this past weekend(January 16), they began the removal of the false work, that served at a support to the deck on the bridge..The first two of forty falsework drops have been completed.
Why are the stormwater canals important for the island? The first of the internal canals on Panther Island is being built now! Pictured is the first section of the larger master-planned canal system for Panther Island currently under construction.
New Updates for 2021, including: Environmental Remediation, First Section of Stormwater Canal Nearing Completion, Encore Panther Island, TxDOT Signature V-Pier Bridges on Panther Island, Oncor & progress on the USACE Phase Two of Valley Storage in Gateway Park.
There has been a lot of exciting construction progress in 2020 with the Panther Island/ Central City Project. Take a look back at the construction progress and updates on Panther Island.
Police & Fire and Rubin Environmental/Demolition work started on November 30th and demolition of the decommissioned Police & Fire gun range started the week of December 7th with dig and haul operations to follow.
On Tuesday December 1, the first of five deck pours occurred on the White Settlement Rd Bridge. The deck will provide the final driving surface for the Signature V-Pier Bridge. The contractor poured 800 cubic yards of concrete during the first pour.
Skate at Fort Worth’s outdoor ice skating rink, Panther Island Ice, beginning on November 20, located at Coyote Drive-In! They offer special Thanksgiving Break hours.