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Congressman Colin Allred Secures 850,000 in Federal Community Project Funding for Harold Simmons Park

Dallas, Texas (April 30, 2024) – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) secured an additional $850,000 of federal Community Project Funding for Harold Simmons Park, for a combined total of $1,850,000 in appropriations. This significant contribution to support the transformative 250-acre urban nature park, bolsters environmental health, connectivity, and economic opportunities for West Dallas communities.

“Investing in our parks, walkways, and bike paths helps connect our communities and creates more options for North Texans,” said Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32). “I am proud to have secured $1,850,000 with Congressman Marc Veasey to support the Trinity Park Conservancy in constructing a land bridge between the West Overlook and the western levee of the Trinity River. This project will help reconnect historically divided communities with employment centers and opportunities, and will safely connect pedestrians and cyclists over Beckley Avenue and onto the trails to Dallas. I look forward to continuing to work with community leaders to deliver federal investments to our region and our state.”

Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) presented a $1 Million federal Community Project Funding check to the project at the Trinity Park Conservancy’s office on Tuesday, April 23rd. The Community Project Funding received congressional bi-partisan support and approval.

The combined funds are allocated to the construction of a major park connector, a 130 ft long land bridge, over Beckley Avenue. The land bridge will connect Harold Simmons Park’s West Overlook with the Park’s nature preserve and trail system in the Trinity River Corridor. 

Harold Simmons Park is expected to break ground in Q4 of this year. 

To learn more about Harold Simmons Park visit: haroldsimmonspark.com 

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