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Great Trinity Forest Adventure Hike
Hone your Forest Navigation Skills in February!

Put this fun family adventure on your calendar for Saturday, February 5, 2011. For this year’s event, the North Texas Orienteering Association is again teaming up with the Trinity River Corridor Project. It will be held at Rochester Park with the timed trial starting at the Rochester Park Pavilion, 3000 Municipal Street, Dallas, TX 75207 (HWY 175 South to Municipal Street exit).

This is a free event and children and adults of all ages are welcome. Registration is required and can be completed at The event is limited to 150 outdoor enthusiasts, but with 900 acres of park, there is no limit to the amount

of spectators who can enjoy this free adventure. Bundle up and/or wear layers because Texas weather can bring blustery winds and cooler temperatures in the woodland areas as opposed to the meadows.

Orienteering is a timed trial held outdoors and participants have the opportunity to use their skills and navigate with a map and compass deep in the forest at the 900 acre Rochester Park. The challenge this year will be to find their way along a short or long course that encompasses the new Bois d’arc Trail. There will be refreshments for everyone and special prizes for the winners.

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January 25, 2011
Trinity Watershed Management
Public Meeting regarding FEMA Remapping
ALA Lighting Conference Room
101 Turtle Creek (at Levee St.)
Dallas, TX 75207
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


Now through May 31, 2011
Dinosaurs Unearthed
Museum of Nature and Science
1318 S. 2nd Avenue, Fair Park
Dallas, TX 75210
Mon. – Sat., 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sun, noon to 5:00 p.m.


February 5, 2011
Trinity River Corridor Project
Great Trinity Forest Adventure Hike
Rochester Park
3000 Municipal Street
Dallas, TX 75215
Free and public invited
Register at
9:00 a.m. to noon


February 12, 2011
Make a Key Ring or Key Holder
for New Homeowners
Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity
2800 N. Hampton Road
Dallas, TX 75212
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Fee and public invited
Call Jennifer Knoeber for details


March 5, 2011
7th Annual Trinity River Levee Run
10K, 5K Run and Kayak Fun Paddle
Trammell Crow Park
3700 Sylvan Avenue
Dallas, TX 75207
Race day registration: 7:30 a.m.
Race time: 9:00 a.m.

Audubon Center
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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Trinity River Photo Contest Updates
Photos continue to impact winners, community alike

Dallas City Hall was fortunate to play host to the 2010 photo contest winners following the award ceremony with the Dallas City Council November 17. Contestants were able to see their works displayed in the Trinity River Corridor Project offices, where they were posted for judging. The winners enjoyed socializing and meandering through the halls lined with over 900 photo submissions.

The contest photos have proven to be the gifts that keep on giving to the Dallas community. The traveling exhibit for the 2009 photo contest concluded at the Trinity River Audubon Center to a welcoming reception December 16, where guests enjoyed the many pictures chosen for display. A slide show presentation showcased even more of the photos that illustrated the beauty of the Trinity River Corridor and the talent of local professional, amateur, and youth photographers. The exhibit remained on display at the Audubon Center for two weeks, giving many a final opportunity to view the fantastic photos.


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The Official Best Of

From a community perspective, it is exciting to know that three Dallas area companies made the list this year and two are located in the shadows of the Dallas Levee System. Both the Hilton Anatole Hotel and Fuel City are close to the levees with quick access to the new Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge (opening 10/2011), Trammell Crow Park, the Standing Wave (opening spring 2011), and the Trinity.

Each year, the Official Best Of is anticipated. This year, it is proud to be featuring Texas’s top attractions on The Official Best Of Texas 2011. The Official Best of Texas will be aired on Saturday, February 19th at 11:00 am on Dallas KTXA-CBS, as well as on the popular travel website.

Awarded as The Official Best this year are:

  • Mosquito Café – Best All Around Cuisine – Galveston
  • Big Bend National Park – Best Outdoor Adventure Destination – Alpine
  • V Spa at the Hilton Anatole Hotel – Best Day Spa Retreat – Dallas
  • Tanger Outlets of San Marcos – Best Outlet Shopping Destination – San Marcos
  • Pappas Bros. Steakhouse – Best Steakhouse – Houston
  • Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen – Best Seafood Cuisine – Houston
  • Plano Centre – Best Meeting and Event Venue – Plano
  • Beaumont Ranch – Best Guest Ranch – Grandview
  • Gaylord Texan Resort – Best Family Getaway – Grapevine
  • Lakewood Landing – Best Upscale Dive Bar – Dallas
  • The Victorian Inn Bed and Breakfast – Best Historic Bed and Breakfast Experience – Galveston
  • Fuel City Tacos – Best Social Rendezvous - Dallas

The Official Best Of was started in 2004 by Executive Producer, Brett Allen - a TV executive from St. Louis, Missouri. He saw a need for a researched travel resource that also provided TV features online as an additional resource for both in and out of state travelers. As with each state production, The Official Best of Texas for 2011 will offer a great resource for those planning a vacation, day trip or outing for residents within the State of Texas as well as out-of-town visitors. Official Best Of is currently working its way through all fifty states. Visit or e-mail them at for more information.


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