Gene Moulden, RLA
Wednesday, March 9, 9:00 am.
The Lone Star-Campion Connection Trail is part of the region’s larger Trinity Trail System, a multi-county project that will connect Dallas to Fort Worth. The Irving and Grand Prairie connection concludes a three-year, nearly $2.5 million dollar joint effort among Dallas County, the City of Irving and the City of Grand Prairie. This 2.65 mile trail project connects the City of Grand Prairies’ Lone Star Trail with the City of Irving’s Campion Trail South to provide 10 miles of continuous trail. Some of the obstacles of the project included designing\working within the Trinity River floodplain, obtaining easements from various types of landowners and coordinating the trail alignment with multiple entities. The process from taking raw floodplain land and massaging the environs to one which users can use for various experiences will be reviewed.
Learning Objectives for this session are to describe the design process in determining trail alignment, summarize the steps taken to obtain the necessary easements, and discuss trail details and lessons learned.
Planning Manager ,
Gene Moulden graduated from Texas A&M in 1983, before going to work for City of Irving in 1987. In his current role as Capital Improvements and Planning Manager, he has been a part of many Park Master plans, development, and trail projects. Gene started working on the implementation of Campion Trails in 1996.
Gene is a member of ASLA and a Certified Playground Safety Inspector. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, golf, running, and watching all the major sports. Gene has been married for 34 years, with 2 kids and 3 grand daughters.