A comprehensive update on trails along the river, new access points, Balanced Vision Plan lakes and features, soccer fields, flood risk reduction measures, new wetland habitat, parks new PGA golf course, the horse park and roads and much more. There will be time after the presentation for audience questions. 

Featuring:
Jill Jordan
Assistant Manager for the City of Dallas
Rob Newman
Director of the Trinity River Corridor Project for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District

Spooky Bike Ride cyclists will meet up at 6 p.m. at T&P Tavern located at 221 W. Lancaster Ave. From there, we will ride to Pioneer's Rest, one of the city's oldest cemeteries, for a surprise visit from some of Cowtown's most memorable figures. 

After the cemetery tour, head back to the T&P Tavern with a parade run around Downtown Fort Worth. T&P Tavern will be ready to serve up great food and drinks, and there will be a Halloween party with a costume contest and more. Prizes for the Best Adult Costume and Best Kid Costume. The Spooky Bike Ride and costume contest are family-friendly. 

Explore the new Trinity Forest Trail with Trinity Audubon director Ben Jones, who will share birding tips and will help with identification in the field. The ride is flat and easy and about 8 miles round trip. Expect a steady slow pace with frequent stops. Bring your bike, a helmet and binoculars if you have them (or borrow some) and a bottle of water.  $15. Info: Ben Jones[email protected] or 214-309-5801. 

In honor of International Peace Day, several Bike Friendly groups will come together to ride in DADA’s Bike Swarm. 

Cyclists of all age levels and abilities are invited. Bike Friendly Oak Cliff, Bike Friendly Cedars, Bike Friendly Design District and Bike Friendly Deep Ellum will work together to cover the neighborhoods of Oak Cliff, Deep Ellum and the Design District. 

Bike Swarm is part of the DADA Fall Gallery Walk on Saturday, Sept. 21. Riders can start at any of the following stops: 

11 a.m. Meet at Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 West Jefferson Boulevard (for a ride from Oak Cliff to Deep Ellum for lunch at Burger Fest and a visit to area galleries)

2 p.m. Meet at Kettle Art Gallery, 2650B Main St. (ride from Deep Ellum to Design District for a visit to area galleries)

3 p.m. Meet at Meddlesome Moth, 1621 Oak Lawn Ave. (ride from here for tour of Design District); 5 p.m. riders will return to their home bases in Oak Cliff, Deep Ellum or the Cedars. 

Conference to inform and educate builders/developers, engineers, planners, decision makers, architects, landscape architects and others about innovative new design elements and strategies to better integrate green infrastructure, especially trees, into economic development.  

Keynote speaker is James Urban, FASLA, a nationally recognized leader in urban design, well-known author and visiting lecturer at Harvard University Graduate School of Design will speak on designing the difficult urban environment to be 'tree-centric' and allow trees to thrive. 

Additional speakers include:  Dr. Fouad Jaber, Texas A&M; Alan Hoffmann, Alan Hoffmann Company, sustainable builder of residential and commercial properties, and Matt Grubisich, Texas Trees Foundation Urban Forester.

Cost: $75, includes continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, drinks.

Comprehensive update on trails along the river, new access points, Balanced Vision Plan lakes and features, soccer fields, flood risk reduction measures, new wetland habitat, parks, new PGA golf course, the horse park and roads.

Guests: Jill Jordan, assistant manager for the city of Dallas, and Col. Charles H. Klinge, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District.

Info: Chelsea Klepfer, 214-943-4567 ext. 10 or [email protected]

Explore the history of our area’s urban landscape through a scientific lens with an artistic eye. Learn about  our local woodlands, prairies and rivers in family friendly activities and classes, including photography, painting, and scavenger hunts. Contact Kim Taylor at [email protected] to register for the photography and painting classes. Free. 

Schedule: 

“Photographing Nature Class” (10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

“Painting in Nature Class” (10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

“Nature Scavenger Hunt” (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

The Dallas Parks Foundation is hosting a conversation about public spaces, hiking & biking and recreation. Get an inside look at progress taking place in the city, with featured topics including:  

Event hosted by the city of Irving featuring BMX demo in skate park (next to Lively Pointe), kid's bike rodeo, food trucks, vendors. Show your bikes--cool, franken or classic. Group rides: 12 miles and 30 miles; no fees. Booth space is free. Contact: Fran Witte at [email protected] or 972-721-2355.

Oak Cliff Earth Day this Saturday features vendors, artists, speakers, yoga and the Pooch Smooch dog kissing booth. Free.

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