Leading the charge on a new path for one of the city’s most secret treasures, JD Trueblood is keeping Turtle Creek Association (turtlecreekassociation.org) at the forefront of importance.
Tell us more about this colorful new project being done through Turtle Creek Association.The corridor is a central landmark within this community. It’s an urban oasis, featuring 90 acres of forest and a creek offering outdoor enthusiasts limitless activities. Proudly labeled Dallas’ official Front Yard, the preservation of Turtle Creek and the corridor assures an elevated quality of life for urban dwellers across the space.
Tell us more about the transformative grants. Thanks in large part to this generous grant, the TCA will be able to invest in a master plan update that will focus on three areas of opportunity: restoration of the creek, reversing urban decay and installation of art.
More than $250,000 is invested annually to enhance and care for the parklands.
Speaking of art, how did you go about selecting the muralist for this project? Thinking locally is at the center of all we do. Enter Lauren Lewchuk. Once we had her handpicked, the design went through a rigorous approval process that included the Office of Arts and Culture, the Department of Public Works and Parks and Recreation for final approval. This took nine months, but boy was it worth it! When you see Lewchuk’s work firsthand, you’ll know what we mean.
What’s next? As the neighborhood continues to grow, the creek and parklands will take on an even more critical role.