Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Latest News

Quite a bit has been happening, most of which has involved timing of funding for the phase of the trail from White Rock to Glasgow. Without boring you with all the details, the bottom line at this stage seems to be that construction will commence in Fall of '09.


  1. The City Council votes on the trail extension to the Baylor DART station and to Fair Park the first week in January.
  2. The second trail bridge was installed last month. This is over Haskell Boulevard, between I-30 and Main Street, near Fair Park.
  3. Haskel Bridge
  4. Friends sponsored a Tietze Park event to enhance our name recognition.
  5. We will be rolling out our formal fund raising campaign shortly, as soon as the new design materials are complete (special thanks to Beth Gonzalez and Kristi Offenburger for their donation of their time and talents!)

The Request

We need to formalize our various committees and meetings. Many of you have expressed interest in taking a meaningful role and YOU ARE NOW NEEDED. Please email us if you are interested in serving on any one of the following committees. We anticipate committees will meet no more than once a quarter unless need be. Our committees are as follows:

  • General Membership Program
  • Developing Destination Connectivity (getting to new or existing cool places to enhance the trail experience)
  • Public Relations
  • Founding Member Program/Foundation/ Grants
  • Partnerships with Community Organizations
  • Commuter Advocacy (including working on access to Downtown and working with DART)
  • Trail Design and amenities (will include leading design charrette with interested parties)