Fort Worth, Texas, United States – Living Waters Park, which started in fall 2011 as a Capstone Project for the UT Arlington students of David Hopman, ASLA, Associate Professor, Landscape Architect, is now a full-fledged community service project empowering an underserved Fort Worth community. The project mission is to “provide an economic stimulus to East Fort Worth by providing water and land stewardship that targets arts, recreation, and science, while preserving the beauty of Lake Arlington and celebrating our diverse community.” As a 501c3, funds generated will be used to train, hire and otherwise serve the community. Participating stores and managers include; #3594 Jae Brewer, Arlington, #3044 Priscilla Baldwin, Fort Worth, #1455 Lance Swint, Fort Worth, #3284 Keith Smith, Arlington, and #1801 Lonnie Brown, Arlington.
The Walmart stores see the potential impact of this project is exponential and committed to financially supporting the Living Waters Park project. The project surely serves as one milestone approach to promoting a pragmatic and interdisciplinary approach to a sustainable relationship with water, bolstering water conservation to maintain the greatest amount of green space. It is directly in line with Walmart’s, a world leader in sustainability, mission to promote “Innovative thinking [and] leadership through service.” This project has also received financial support from other companies and organizations in support of achieving their mission.
Living Waters Park will be the home of an 8-bedroom lodge, wedding chapel, botanical garden, amphitheater, children’s discovery woods, sports court, and much more. The plans are to launch a 40-slip marina with a yacht club and bait/shop. Trustee and Founder, Hazel Wiltz, explains that “the most innovative and compelling aspects are the high level of inclusivity, academic delivery without walls, community access, job creation and mitigation of the negative impacts of COVID on mental health.”
The support of Walmart has been significant to the development of the Living Waters Park development. Councilwoman Gyna Bivens, District 5, praised the efforts of Living Waters Park. She said, “It is amazing that we have this gem hidden in Fort Worth, on the east side where there is a need for economic development, and we don’t work this land.” Additionally, Lance Swint, General Manager of Eastchase Walmart, extended his support of the development and emphasized that, “We want our employees to know and see that the community they live in is supported by us.”
Living Waters Park Organization extends its deepest gratitude to Walmart, all other supporters and invites more community members, companies, and organizations to join their efforts to raise $8,200,000 to support their incredible mission to improve quality of life for community members while diminishing negative ecological impacts because the establishment of Living Waters Park is solely by and for the community.
About the Company
Living Waters Park is an effort to provide the highest and best use of the 8-acres on Fort Worth’s Lake Arlington shore. It will contribute greatly to the economy and diversity of the community with goals that include job creation, meeting the needs of water sports and marine enthusiast, and private waterfront event space suitable for every age.
Company Name: Living Waters Park
Contact Person: Hazel Wiltz
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Phone: (817) 614-2624
Address:6000 Wilbarger Street
City: Fort Worth
State: Texas, 76119
Country: United States