News From The River (con't)
Event Southwest in the Great Trinity Forest
The staff from Trinity River Corridor Project met Craig Holcomb, executive director of the Trinity Commons Foundation and Friends of Fair Park; Lear Johnson and Michael Luchsinger, managing partners of Event Southwest, at the trail head for the Trinity Forest Trail on a gorgeous summer morning to discuss running events in the forest and the possibility of other outdoor activities. After seeing the trail, both Lear and Michael remarked, “It’s amazing in the forest.”
Police on bikes patrol the entire Great Trinity Forest Trail system daily. Photo by Matt Moore
The trail system is 4.5 miles from Little Lemmon Lake to the AT&T Trailhead at the Trinity River Audubon Center. Come on out and hike or bike the trail. Lear and Michael were amazed at what they saw and felt they had left Dallas only to be reminded that this remarkable forest was still within the Dallas city limits.
Visitors to the trail will be enchanted by pond views and shaded canopy sections cooled by impressive Chinaberry trees, pecan, green ash, Texas Sophora (Eves necklace), Eastern red bud, and black walnut.
Trees frame the view to Lemmon Lake. Photo by Matt Moore
It’s your Trinity and we invite you to explore the trails and discover Dallas from a new and refreshing perspective through weekend hikes, family picnics, canoeing and kayaking on the Trinity River, and nature walks – find the birds and animals watching you! (Forest Tip: Toss trash in the can or take it home for proper disposal. Leave no trace!)
In the future, these trails may be used to host half marathons, 10K or 5K featured events particularly after the AT&T Trail (complete Fall 2014) and Fisherman’s Road Trail (complete Summer 2015) are open. With these two systems added to the existing network, a 10 mile loop will take visitors and fitness enthusiasts along the woodland trail, under Great Trinity Forest Way, across Honey Springs and on either side of the Trinity River.
Currently, trailheads for parking and picnic options are located at the Loop 12 Boat Ramp (4750 Great Trinity Forest Way), Joppa Preserve (4969 River Oaks), The City of Dallas Eco Park Building (5215 Simpson Stuart Rd.), and the Trinity River Audubon Center (6500 Great Trinity Forest Way), take your pick and get outdoors!
It was a stormy summer night for the reception at the Janette Kennedy Gallery to showcase the winning images from the 2013 Trinity River Photo Contest. Each year, South Side on Lamar continues the legacy of bringing the exhibit to Lamar Street and hosting a gallery night.
The Janette Kennedy Gallery displays rotating gallery exhibits throughout the year, featuring local and national artists and designers. This community gallery helps give artists the opportunity to express themselves, where they might otherwise have had a hard time finding exhibit space. It showcases everything from motorcycles to sculpture and photography.