Following the merger, the Foundation’s first major project was initiated as a joint effort with the Texas Department of Transportation, Dallas District. The Dallas Parks Foundation facilitated the planting of 570 trees along the access roads of Woodall Rodgers Freeway from North Central Expressway to Stemmons Freeway. The Foundation secured the funding for and managed the installation of the trees. The total cost exceeded $200,000 in plant and irrigation materials.
In a joint effort with Texas DOT, more than 3780 trees have been planted along the Woodall Rodgers Freeway between North Central Expressway & Stemmons; at the interchange between Highway 75 & Woodall Rodgers Freeway and at the interchange of I-30 & Highway 80. Groundbreaking on this project occurred in January 2006. It will also serve as a carbon sequestration model for improved air quality, as well as a beautification project on freeway property owned and maintained by the Texas Department of Transportation