Rain the night before and cloudy skies on event day did not stop the stalwart teams of City of Dallas and Reliant staff from setting up the Reliant Trinity River Wind Festival – the show must go on! It was an afternoon of fun events and new additions for this highly successful and unique festival.
What about that Trinity River?
It takes more rain than two inches to make the river crest, go out of its banks and spread water over the Dallas Floodway. The river channel is 30 feet deep and even with the rains from this spring, the river was far from cresting. So, why have a festival in the Dallas Floodway?
The land is perfect for multi-purposes. It is a vast area and while it functions beautifully to protect residences and businesses from flooding when it is needed, it’s time for a new view when thinking about the land. It is a great place for people go get outdoors for free with terrific downtown vistas. They can enjoy flying a kite, taking a hike, walking a dog, or having a picnic.
For the major portion of the year, the land is dry and more facilities and ideas for playing outdoors are underway. Soccer anyone? Through the Trinity River Corridor Project and the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department, the Elm Fork Soccer Complex is under construction.