LAST Weekend for river & beach activities at the Panther Island Pavilion public beach. This weekend is your last chance to enjoy the summer river and beach activities at the Panther Island Pavilion public beach! Food trucks, beer concessions, live acoustic music, yoga classes, and swimming area are open thru Labor Day weekend.
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Fort Worth’s booming population growth brings a need to update our current levee system, which was originally constructed by the United State Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in response to the devastating flood of 1949.
When driving North on Main Street, you can see the Encore Panther Island mulit-family apartment complex going up. The first section of the Panther Island canal system, is being built in conjunction with Encore Panther Island.
Environmental Remediation is an important part of the local sponsors responsibilities leading up to the construction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Bypass Channel.
Before the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) can begin rerouting the river, three signature bridges are being built in a dry condition to maintain access in the area throughout the duration of the project.
The Panther Island Pavilion Beach venue is open Tuesday-Sunday for a day of relaxation and laid back, fun in the sun for all ages. You may bring your own raft or tube and float within the roped perimeter or rent a boat and paddle upstream if you are looking for more adventure.
Gateway Park is home to multiple valley storage sites that are vital to the USACE Central City Flood Project. In addition to the park providing flood protection for our city, Gateway Park offers a variety of amenities for locals, with more to come thanks to the City of Fort Worth’s Comprehensive plan.
Gateway Park is an important part of the overall USACE Central City Flood Control Project. Gateway Park will provide multiple valley storage sites that will be used during times of high flooding to help protect more than 2,400 acres of neighborhoods in Fort Worth.
The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is close to completing the excavation of the second phase of valley storage work in Gateway Park. This work is a vital to providing needed flood protection for our city. The map pictured above shows the two work sites for the second phase.
Panther Island | In The News
Watch KTVT’s (CBS 11) update on Encore Panther Island!
WFAA’S VERIFY Team wanted to discover where the clean water is in North Texas, leading them back to the Trinity River in Fort Worth.
Have you ever wondered how Fort Worth received its nickname, Panther City, or why there are panther references all over town?
Fort Worth Star Telegram – Boat tours in Fort Worth? This company wants to show you the Trinity River
Downtown Fort Worth glows with the summer sunset. It’s a sweeping cityscape view from the Cultural District, Trinity Park or the Fourth Street bridge.
Corps of Engineers Awards $5.2 Million to Advance Trinity River Vision/Central City Project – Fort Worth Magazine
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently awarded the contract for Oxbow Phase within Gateway Park as part of the Central City Project. Read more about it from the Fort Worth Magazine article below.
We are excited to host the architecture students from the prestigious campus of Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Fort Worth’s sister city of Toluca, Mexico at our education center for a project briefing and then a tour of the project sites next Tuesday!
For years, Fort Worth residents, new and old, have heard tales of the Panther Island Project and the potential of having a San Antonio-type riverwalk in our own backyard.
Construction crews in Fort Worth, Texas, are creating the foundation for what will be a unique, pedestrian-oriented urban waterfront district. Three V-pier bridges positioned along the realigned Trinity River are currently being built, at a cost of $66 million.
The Army Corps of Engineers stated Wednesday it was committed to a major waterfront redevelopment project along the Trinity River in Fort Worth.
Panther Island | Press Releases
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. The family-friendly festival returns to Panther Island Pavilion on Thursday, July 4. And as always, general admission, tubing, and KidsZone activities are absolutely free!
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.”
Thanks to a partnership between the Trinity River Vision Authority, Bank of Texas and Blue Zones Project – Fort Worth thousands of FWISD elementary students will get the opportunity to experience Fort Worth’s only outdoor ice skating rink, Panther Island Ice.
“Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers once again strongly affirmed its commitment to the Trinity River Vision flood control project and acknowledged that it is authorized for federal funding in this coming year’s 2019 Energy and Water Development Act.
Achtung, y’all! Tickets are on sale now for Oktoberfest Fort Worth – a Munich-style celebration at Panther Island Pavilion! Early online ticket purchases are guaranteed a free 2018 commemorative Oktoberfest stein.