|The Cowtown Wakepark Jewel|
In The Trinity River Vision Boondoggle Crown
Yesterday I visited the Trinity River Vision Boondoggle's Woodshed Smokehouse.
Visionary J.D. Granger envisioned the Woodshed Smokehouse as a gritty place with no air-conditioning, with outdoor showers and an outhouse.
Well before the Woodshed opened, the visionary J.D. Granger foresaw the need for the more than 700,000 citizens of Fort Worth to have the opportunity to participate in the water sport of wakeboarding in dirty, polluted water.
This coming summer the Trinity River Vision Boondoggle will see the opening of the first new drive-in movie theater in America in decades.
I was very impressed to see the Cowtown Wakepark up close today, to see the fine attention paid to detail.
|Fort Worth Shabby Chic From The|
Trinity River Vision Boondoggle
Cowtown Wakepark's landscaping appeared to be designed to look totally natural, like most of Fort Worth's freeway exits. Tall grass and weeds. A smattering of litter, for color. A general unkemptness to the look.
It can't be easy to design and achieve this type look, creating the illusion of chaotic slobbiness.
The next time I bike the Trinity Trail, out of Gateway Park, I'll make it beyond Cowtown Wakepark to see if I can find the Trinity River Vision Boondoggle Drive-In under construction. It'd be cool to see the tall grass and weeds, of the landscaping, when they are in the installation phase, before the litter arrives.
Has anyone heard what the financial arrangement is between the Cowtown Wakepark and the Trinity River Vision Boondoggle? How big a slice is J.D. Granger's operation getting off of this likely very lucrative pie? How much did it cost the Trinity River Vision Boondoggle to add this lake to the vision?