Halff-Designed Lewisville Healthy Infrastructure Plan Earned the 2024 TRAPS Planning Excellence Award

March 5, 2024

RICHARDSON, Texas — The Halff-designed Lewisville Healthy Infrastructure Plan, Explore More Lewisville, earned the 2024 Planning Excellence Award from the Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS).

The TRAPS award recognizes one parks, recreation, or leisure service organization planning project that displays a high degree of professional analysis, quality planning principles and organizational or city/county/statewide value.

Community members at the Lewisville HIP Western Days interaction
Lewisville residents provide feedback for the Healthy Infrastructure Plan. 

Explore More Lewisville, adopted by the City in February 2023, will provide residents with healthy opportunities to play, explore and connect. Explore More Lewisville promotes healthy infrastructure that will be administered equitably to provide all residents with a high-quality environment. The vision and direction will guide the development of parks, recreation, trails, open space and urban tree canopy in Lewisville over the next 10 to 20 years. These components impact the physical, mental and environmental health of the community. The plan featured a unique partnership between the City, Halff and the University of North Texas Applied Environmental Research Institute.

Explore More Lewisville has received multiple awards, including the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) Celebrating Leadership in Development Excellence (CLIDE) Award and the Environmental Planning Award from the Texas chapter of the American Planning Association (APA).

About the Firm

Halff is an award-winning, employee-owned, diverse and multidiscipline professional engineering firm that improves lives and communities by turning ideas into reality. For nearly 75 years, Halff has provided smart solutions for clients throughout the United States. The people-first firm is committed to continuously investing in its employees and fostering a culture of collaboration.

Halff has more than 30 offices in Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. The firm was recognized as the 2023 Texas & Louisiana Design Firm of the Year by the Engineering News-Record. Halff is ranked No. 85 in the 2023 Top 500 Design Firms rankings by ENR. Halff is the No. 16 Top Workplace nationally in 2024 as ranked by Energage for businesses with 1,000 to 2,499 employees.

For more information about Halff, visit halff.com.