Summer Weekly Activities & Events on Panther Island
Panther Island News
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.
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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.
Although the primary purpose for the Trinity River Project is to provide needed flood protection, along with updating infrastructure and addressing environmental issues, the project will also create an estimated 10,000 mixed-income residences and three million square feet of commercial space while doubling the size of the Fort Worth Cultural District and Stockyards.
Twenty-six acres of land in the Panther Island development are coming to the market. With the White Settlement Bridge now open, infrastructure improvements made and Encore Panther Island’s multifamily community soon to open, LanCarte Commercial, in collaboration with Panther Island Property Group, has announced that the largest portfolio of privately-owned land on Panther Island is coming to market.
To the delight of many readers, and residents of Fort Worth’s Westside, the White Settlement Rd. Bridge opened to trafﬁc at the beginning of this month. Now that the much – anticipated bridge is open to trafﬁc, it has many people asking, what’s next for the project?
Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Chemicals polluted north Fort Worth for decades. Here’s what’s being done about it
Tarrant Regional Water District engineer, Woody Frossard explains how the Panther Island flood prevention project works.
The Tarrant Regional Water District is entering the final stages of one of the largest environmental cleanup projects of its kind in Texas.
Watch KTVT’s (CBS 11) update on Encore Panther Island!
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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.”
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.