A local nonprofit believes vacant land along Lake Arlington could be key to revitalizing part of East Fort Worth.
It’s 8 acres near the 6000 block of Wilbarger Street. It’s called Living Waters Park. There isn’t much out there by the time you visit the site, but students at UT Arlington have created a master plan for the land that includes space for a marina, amphitheater, yacht club, and educational facilities for children.
Living Waters is raising money to develop the space into an educational and entertainment attraction that has the potential to attract more investment to the community.
“It’s an underserved band that we need to change. This can be the catalyst for the development of the entire east side of Fort Worth. Because as soon as one entity comes here, others will come, ”said Martha Dent, member of the Living Waters Advisory Council.
The project is valued at about $ 8 million. Living Waters is working with multiple companies, local governments, and environmentalists to develop the park. Executives have received grants and are working to secure grants.
The nonprofit is holding a luau fundraiser on Friday. The Mayor of Arlington and several other community leaders will attend. Here you can find out more about the project and the fundraising event.