Harold Simmons Park, one of the first major recreation projects within the Trinity River Corridor Plan is framed by the Ronald Kirk Bridge to the north and the Margaret McDermott Bridge to the south.

The Trinity River is a vast and untapped resource within Dallas. With the largest urban hardwood forest in the nation and hundreds of acres of outdoor space, Dallas citizens have a beautiful and unique gathering place from which to come together and enjoy their river. Citizens and visitors will have accessibility to a relatively wild landscape with areas for walking, biking, picnics, and more. The Conservancy is proud to be the stewards for this project and to work with Dallas citizens to make the vision a reality.

The first in a series of parks along the River, the Harold Simmons Park will encompass 200 acres bordered by the eye-catching Margaret McDermott Bridge and Ronald Kirk Bridge, an area that includes the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. Centrally located to connect West Dallas, Oak Cliff and downtown Dallas across the Trinity River, the park will draw people to the river and create momentum for the equitable development of areas along the Trinity.

Preliminary Concepts

Design supported by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc., a premier landscape design firm whose work includes the popular Brooklyn Bridge Park. 

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