The National Park Service will help see what it would take to bring hiking and biking trails to Lake Arlington.
Although no money will be involved, the park service has awarded Fort Worth a technical assistance grant, which can be equated to having a staff person focus on the project.
This person would also bring experience to Fort Worth’s Planning and Development Department as it identifies trail corridors and lakefront accessibility.
The grant also would help the city compete for federal dollars for future projects at the lake.
The lake, off East Loop 820, is owned by Arlington, but Fort Worth borders the western shoreline. Eugene McCray Park at Lake Arlington falls inside Fort Worth city limits.
Plans for residential development and parkland along the lake are also in the works.
With these new hiking and biking trails and federal help, Lake Arlington can pull in more residents to its shores and boost the local economy.