There was an awesome turnout at the Trinity River cleanup for the Fall 2022 TRWD Trash Bash on September 17th! Volunteers arrived at the Panther Island Pavilion cleanup location early in the morning to help collect trash along the waterways. This location offered a unique opportunity for volunteers […]
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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.
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During a recent construction project in Fort Worth, a piece of history was unearthed. And now the city is using a rare historic keepsake to help build a water canal system. VIEW ON CBS DFW SITE
This rendering shows the Panther Island/Central City Flood Control project’s footprint looking south over Main Street toward downtown. (Courtesy of the Tarrant Regional Water District) The Central City Flood Project could transform a partially blighted expanse of land just north of downtown into about 440 acres of prime […]
Get ready to jump in, summer officially starts June 21. Mark off your summer to-do’s with our Summer Checklist.
Fort Worth Star Telegram: Fort Worth’s Panther Island work expected to pick up speed after $403M in federal funds
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has kicked into high gear to begin work on the 1.5 mile bypass channel for Fort Worth’s Panther Island, and the city, county and water district need to act with similar speed to keep up, the project manager said Thursday.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 19, 2022 Contact: Valerie Nelson (202) 225-5071 Army Corps Announces Funding for Trinity River Flood Control Project FORT WORTH – Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX), Republican Leader of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a […]
Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Millions have been spent to clean up chemicals in Fort Worth. The work is nearly done
For more than a decade, the Tarrant Regional Water District has spent upwards of $43 million to remove toxic chemicals from two dozen properties in Fort Worth’s industrial north side.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Fort Worth’s Panther Island will get federal funding in 2022, US Rep. Kay Granger says
The Panther Island project will see enough federal money in the 2022 funding cycle to begin digging the channel under the already-built bridges, U.S. Rep. Kay Granger said Saturday.
The Contractor working on the N Main bridge has requested that the traffic on the current N Main / Commerce Street detour be rerouted the weekend of June 25th through June 27th. The rerouting of the traffic is necessary so that the Contractor can construct traffic transition areas that will shift north and southbound traffic from the existing detour on to the newly constructed North Main Street bridge. The temporary reroute will be in place over the weekend to minimize the impact on local businesses and the motoring public.
The Panther Island project has been going on for well over a decade now, and in that time frame, has also become the brunt of both praise and critique from those anxiously awaiting the promised San Antonio-style riverwalk and surrounding developments illustrated in those fancy renderings.
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Statement from Panther Island/Central City project partners: A new chapter begins for Panther Island and its stakeholders
A new chapter begins for Panther Island & its stakeholders Earlier this year, through the support of Congresswoman Kay Granger and Congressman Marc Veasey, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced an allocation of $403 million from the federal government to support flood control efforts along the […]
Celebrate Independence Day with an evening of festival food, drinks, live music and the largest fireworks show in North Texas on July 4 at Fort Worth’s Fourth. We are excited to re-open the festival grounds this year to give patrons the opportunity to return, spread out and enjoy the evening and fireworks along the banks of the Trinity River at Panther Island Pavilion.
Panther Island Ice Returns for the Holidays. Fort Worth’s favorite holiday tradition is back at Coyote Drive-In. We are excited to announce that Panther Island Ice returns this holiday season from November 20, 2020 to January 18, 2021.
On Monday, Aug. 12, the Trinity River Vision Authority Board of Directors will be receiving the Final Report concerning the Central City Flood Control Programmatic Review.
The Trinity River Vision Authority Board of Directors met in its regularly scheduled monthly meeting. As part of the meeting’s Agenda, there was an update concerning the Trinity River Vision’s (aka: Central City Flood Control Project’s) pending programmatic review.
Statement from The US Army Corps of Engineers: USACE awards $5.2M contract for Trinity River Vision/Central City Project
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, awarded today a contract totaling $5.2 million for the construction of Oxbow Phase 2 in support of the Trinity River Vision/Central City Project.
Rockin’ the River is back for an exciting ninth year of popular music and tubing at Panther Island Pavilion. A Texas-sized line up including five bands and a fireworks show each Saturday from July 6 thru August 10 will continue what has become a Fort Worth summer tradition along the Trinity River.
It’s not too early to start making plans for July 4, 2019. In its 12th year, Fort Worth’s Fourth is celebrating our nation’s independence along the Trinity River.
Statement from Congresswoman Granger: USACE expresses great support for Fort Worth Flood Control Project
Today in Washington, top officials testified to their strong commitment for the Fort Worth Central City Flood Control Project. R.D. James, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Civil Works, stated “I very strongly support the project.” James further added “It is a good project.”