Help Define the Future of East Dallas Parks on November 17th at Lake Highlands Baptist Church
On Thursday, November 17th, there will be a community listening session to help gather input from East Dallas residents about what they want from our neighborhood’s parks. This meeting will be part of Smart Growth for Dallas, a new effort led by The Trust for Public Land, building community WORKSHOP, The Texas Trees Foundation, and Dallas’s Park and Recreation Department. The purpose is to find the best places for new parks in Dallas that can connect our community, make us healthier, and protect our most important natural places.
There is a pressing need for public spaces where people can experience and celebrate life together, and most importantly, grow together. Parks have the unique ability to significantly impact the overall growth and health of individuals, communities, and cities. Public spaces have the power to build equity in our city and help solve some of our greatest challenges – the need for such public spaces has never been greater.
Upon completion in 2018, Smart Growth for Dallas will represent the largest and most comprehensive data analysis of the city’s park system ever conducted. Results from the program will be available to city staff, public officials, non-profit partners, neighborhood associations, and Dallas residents through an interactive website. The website will feature maps, data visualizations, and storytelling about the important roles that parks play in building a city that is resilient to the challenges of the 21st century.
The meeting on November 17th at Lake Highlands Baptist Church will be your chance to help shape how Dallas can build better parks that can make our city stronger. This exciting event will include surveys, guided discussions, and interactive maps, all geared toward getting input from attendees about what they want from Dallas’s park system.
Sign-in begins at 5:30pm, presentation and activities will take place 6:00-7:30pm.
Be there and show your support. Together, we are building a better Dallas, one park at a time.