The Entertainment District Sculpture Trail was conceptualized in 2011 when Super Bowl XLV was hosted here in Arlington, Texas. A few years later, this idea is now a beautiful reality. Spanning the length of both the Richard Greene Linear Park and Robert Cluck Linear Park, art and nature combine into something extraordinary. Set against the beautiful backdrop of Globe Life Park and AT&T Stadium, the Sculpture Trail provides a unique combination of art, nature, and architecture that can only be found here in The American Dream City.
The Sculpture Trail is planned to showcase between 15 and 20 sculpture sites at any one time. In January of 2016, one phase of the master plan will be completed. This completed phase will feature 9 pieces of art located on the bit of trail between Randol Mill Road and Cowboys Way, on the east side of Johnson Creek. Each sculpture will remain on display for three years and then it will be rotated out to showcase a new piece. This will provide park patrons with a new experience every few years. (This phase of the trail was underwritten by the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation.)
In December 2015, the Arlington City Council approved a construction contract for the construction of a plaza for the Unity Arch. The Unity Arch was created by Owen Morrel of Coral Gables, Florida. It is a aluminum infinity sculpture that symbolizes the passion, dedication, and unwavered spirit of the people of Arlington. The scope of work for this contract includes the construction of the sculpture pad and other site work such as earthwork, grading, flatwork, planter beds, and lighting. The Unity Arch will be installed in May of 2016.
Check out the images and videos below to catch a glimpse of this breathtaking sight. Then come out to Richard Greene and Robert Cluck Linear Parks and experience it for yourself!