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Special Event Update from the River
The only event of its type in the Southwest!
Reliant Trinity River Wind Festival

On May 14, 2011, join the fun to celebrate the beauty and spirit of the wide open spaces along the Trinity River in the heart of this thriving City. Everyone is invited to bring their family and friends to fly a kite, watch the spectacular show kites and enjoy other wind driven toys or crafts. Paddle a kayak, make paper airplanes, applaud Steve Martin and his fabulous exotic birds at 4:15 p.m., and round out the day by relaxing and listening to the Dallas Wind

Symphony at 5:15 p.m. It’s all free including the parking.

Be sure to check out the event on Facebook by ‘liking’ the Dallas City Hall page and finding ‘Reliant Trinity River Wind Festival’ under events.

You can also follow information about the festival on Twitter @mytrinityriver.

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April 17, 2011
Oak Cliff Earth Day
Lake Cliff Park
City of Dallas departments in attendance

http://www.oakcliffearthday.com/
Noon to 5:00 p.m.

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April 21, 2011
Trinity River Audubon Center
6500 South Loop 12
(I-45 South to Loop 12 East)
Dallas, Texas 75217
Late night 3rd Thursday Free Admission
Visit www.trinityriveraudubon.org
or call 214-370-TRAC
9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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April 22 – 23, 2011
Earth Day Dallas 2011
Downtown Dallas Arts District
Food, fun, facts and more!
Trinity Trust Education Station
Trinity Audubon Education Station (sponsored by REI)
Two full days of engaging activities featuring many other corporations
and groups
http://www.earthdaydallas.org/
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., daily

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April 23 – May 8, 2011
Dallas Roars! Featuring Soar,
the new Steve Martin Show
Dallas Zoo
650 South R.L. Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX  75203
Weekend Performances
214-670-6826
http://www.dallaszoo.com/

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May 10, 2011
Texas Paddling Trails Inauguration
Trammell Crow Park
3700 Sylvan Avenue
Dallas, TX 75207
Texas Parks and Wildlife and the
City of Dallas
214-671-9500
www.trinityrivercorridor.org

 
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The Texas Buckeye Trail
 
U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
 
Trinity Trust Foundation
 
City of Dallas Council
Agendas and Briefings
Trinity River Corridor Project
Committee Agendas & Briefings
 
City of Dallas Council
Agendas and Briefings
Trinity River Corridor Project
Committee Agendas & Briefings

 

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A Remarkable Recreation Feature Nears Completion – The Dallas Wave

The Dallas Wave is a recreational structure built in the river bottom featuring two “speed bumps” at an equal distance from one another creating two different levels of churning water built by Ark Contracting Services Inc. The Dallas Wave can be accessed from Santa Fe Avenue taking visitors to a gravel road and parking area. The construction is nearing completion and it will open later this year.

It is not unusual for projects to share a construction zone and this is the case for The Dallas Wave and the Santa Fe Trestle Hike and Bike Trail. These two fantastic recreation amenities for the Trinity River Corridor Project are basically being built in tandem. The Dallas Wave is primarily in the river but alongside the banks and overhead of this project, the Santa Fe Trestle Hike and Bike Trail construction is well underway.

When complete, the trail will not only connect Moore Park to the west levee taking visitors on a meandering walkway through the floodway, but it will provide an historic pedestrian crossing over the Trinity River. At the river crossing, the Santa Fe Trestle Hike and Bike Trail transverses to an elevated section where it will take hikers and cyclists across the historic Santa Fe railroad trestle bridge that was built in1904. For daily DART riders, they will get a chance to watch the restoration of the railroad trestle bridge and how the new pedestrian deck is added to it.

 

The Only Wind Festival in the Southwest!
Reliant Trinity River Wind Festival

Everyone is invited to join us on Saturday, May 14 from noon until 6:00 p.m. at Trammell Crow Park for the newest event in town and the only one of its type in the Southwest – the Reliant Trinity River Wind Festival. What is it all about? Have a look at the list of activities:

  • All events and activities are free including the parking
  • Participants bring their own kites, pinwheels, whistles, hand thrown airplanes, scarves, and other wind driven toys and crafts.
  • Show kite teams from the Southwest
  • REI Camping Exhibit
  • Kayak Power -- Kayak Clinic and Paddle Adventure on Trammel Crow Pond
  • University of Texas at Arlington Ultimate Frisbee Demonstration
  • North Texas Hang/Paragliding Association Demonstration
  • Hot Air Balloons on display
  • Blackland Prairie Raptor Center native birds
  • Personal appearance by Steve Martin and Lindsey Morse and the birds from “Soar”, the new bird show at the Dallas Zoo’s amphitheater
  • Food and kite vendors
  • Dallas Wind Symphony Performance
  • Personal appearances by City Council and major sponsors
Please contact mytrinityrivernews@dallascityhall.com or 214-671-9500 with questions. Don’t miss this exciting and innovative festival.

 

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