NEWSLETTER OF DAVID C. BALDWIN INC. / LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING
MESQUITE HERITAGE TRAIL Mesquite | Texas
CITY'S FIRST HIKE AND BIKE TRAIL CONNECTS SCHOOLS, PARKS, AND RETAIL AREAS
Serving as Prime Consultant, DCBI designed a 4.2 mile long, 12' wide concrete trail traversing the City of Mesquite with most being within a hi-line power easement. The $4.5 million project funded by Cityand a TxDOT grant, has three highly developed trailheads which include monumental obelisks as icons (to be recognized from the nearby streets), benches, picnic tables, drinking fountains, and drought tolerant landscaping. The trailheads also have large "art panels" designed by DCBI and constructed of water jet cut weathered steel. The panels are 6' x 12' and feature historical images of nearby Mesquite farmsteads as well as other places and activities which occur within the city. In addition, the trail includes a shaded outdoor fitness station area overlooking the pond at Palos Verde Lake Park providing a unique setting for trail users to exercise.