Trails connect communities, provide alternative transportation corridors, and have become an essential recreational amenity for our citizens. The Loop Dallas trails connect to gardens, parks, DART, schools, shopping, dining and the largest urban bottomland hardwood forest in the world – the Great Trinity Forest (6,000 acres).
“As we look forward to our city’s future, what is clear is that trails are vital to the people of Dallas. The Loop Dallas isn’t some vanity project, or just an economic development play, or just a feel-good amenity for our neighborhoods. Trails are more to us than a nice-to-have perk. A strong and viable trail system must be considered critical infrastructure for a 21st century city. This grant is reflective of that fact, and we’re thrilled to have federal support as we continue building a more vibrant Dallas.”
– Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson