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Ask the Experts: Chisholm Trail Parkway Landscape

Ask the Experts: Chisholm Trail Parkway Landscape

Ever wonder what kind of plant you’ve seen along one of our roads? Or how much steel it takes to build a bridge?

If you have a question you’d like to ask one of our subject-matter experts, email us, and put “Ask the Experts” in the subject line. We’ll be happy to dig into the answer.

This month’s question:

I love how decorative the Chisholm Trail Parkway is. … What is the climbing ivy that flows up the concrete walls? I have to know!


What a keen eye you have! You spotted Boston ivy. NTTA takes great pride in maintaining our landscaping and aesthetic enhancements, and we love hearing our customer’s feedback.

We thought you might be interested in some fun facts about the northern 8 miles of Chisholm Trail Parkway: We partnered with the city of Forth Worth to feature local artists’ colorful glass and stone mosaic scenes on water-crossing markers depicting birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles and insects found in the Trinity River watershed. You can look for these markers where tributaries of the Trinity River flow underneath Chisholm Trail Parkway between Interstate 30 and FM 1187.

Large-scale glass-and-stone-mosaic murals on six monuments also depict Trinity water fowl. Artist Norie Sato’s designs were inspired by images from 18 local photographers who responded to an open call. The designs were beautifully translated by mosaic artisans from a world renowned glass studio – Franz Mayer of Munich. This project was made possible by Fort Worth Public Art – a program administered by the Arts Council of Fort Worth.