The mission of Groundwork Dallas is to regenerate, sustain, and improve the Dallas Elm Fork Greenbelt and Great Trinity Forest by developing community-based partnerships that educate and empower people, businesses, and organizations to promote environmental stewardship. Everyone deserves a green, healthy, and resilient environment.

We build

  • Trails and access to Dallas’ urban forests, the Elm Fork Green Belt, and the Great Trinity Forest.

  • Up people of all ages and walks of life to create healthier neighborhoods and a healthier Dallas, together.

  • Connected communities that are proud to work together to improve the quality of their region.

  • A healthy city through service-learning opportunities, trash clean ups, and outdoor recreation.


We change

Public areas by revitalizing and beautifying parks, waterways, and other public spaces. We also convert derelict, forgotten land into community spaces, gardens, and parks for public use.


We educate

At local public, private, and charter schools, providing innovative environmental programs and service opportunities for youth age 14-25 in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

The Trinity River corridor, if we take care of it and provide the kind of access to it that I know we can do – we will enhance the value of every single acre of real estate in Dallas county.”
— Garrett Boone, Chairman Emeritus of the Container Store