A $1M grant moves Alliance Park forward

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission & Alliance Park

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has awared a second $1 million grant to the city of Fort Worth’s Park & Recreation Department to help build Alliance Park in far north Fort Worth. 

The grant — along with the previous $1 million grant in 2016 and the acquisition of $2 million of land from HIllwood Properties — will kickstart the park project with a $4 million investment, the city said in a release. The 154-acre park will be south of State Highway 114 and east of Interstate 35W. Construction should start later this year.

“This money, combined with the previously awarded grant, will help construct the necessary infrastructure and initial amenities for what will eventually become a unique community park that combines sports fields and preserves open space that local residents will enjoy and benefit from for years to come,” Park and Recreation Department Director Richard Zavala said.

The city said the Urban Outdoor Recreation Grant money will be used to construct four competition-level soccer fields complete with lighting, irrigation, and bleachers; concrete trails, and a pedestrian water crossing. Interpretive signage, benches, and picnic tables also will be installed.