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February 2021 – March Program:

Kennedale’s Greenways Project

Before there were cities, there were waterways. The Greenways creek system in Kennedale provides a unique opportunity for the creation of gathering places alongside nature and a citywide network of pathways. Those pathways could connect people by uniting many Kennedale neighborhoods, parks, schools, churches, and local businesses. People have gathered near waterways since the beginning of time. The Greenways creeks are prime to gather the people of Kennedale.

The City of Kennedale is partnering with the National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance program and The University of Texas at Arlington College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs to develop a sustainable plan for pathways, amenities, erosion prevention, and natural conservation for the Kennedale Greenways. Through surveys, public meetings, and conversations with community members, the plan will identify improvements for Village, Kennedale, and Winding Creeks and the surrounding areas.

Melissa Dailey, Director of Planning and Economic Development, will describe the plan for us and answer our questions about how the plans connect with the Southwest Nature Preserve. We will have a this program in program in March via ZOOM.  Melissa Dailey, Kennedale’s Director of Planning and Economic Development will bring us up-to-date on Kennedale’s Greenways Project. The date is March 2.  A ZOOM link will be published later.

Special thanks to Friends of the Southwest Nature Preserve for sharing this information with the citizens of Kennedale. It should be a very interesting discussion.

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