The following was forwarded to us from our Dallas Parks Board District 1 representative Barbara Barbee:
Dallas parks need your help! Right now, Dallas City Council is considering how to allocate funds in the 2017 Capital Bond Program. Considering our park system has over $2 billion in capital needs, the 2017 bond is Dallas’s best chance to make these critical investments. Sign our petition and tell City Council that Dallas residents want funding for parks in the next bond program!
Dallas’s economic growth and financial sustainability depend upon attracting residents and businesses to Dallas. Parks are a critical part of the high quality-of-life that makes Dallas one of the best cities in America to live and work. Improving parks today is an investment in the future growth and success of our city.
Unfortunately, there is a risk that parks will be left out of the 2017 bond program entirely. Without bond funding, our rec centers and playgrounds will continue to deteriorate, and we won’t be able to build the new parks that are so desperately needed.
This is why I am asking you today to sign our petition supporting parks in the 2017 Capital Bond Program. We already have over 350 signatures—but we need more! Next Thursday, January 12, we will be speaking at the Dallas Park and Recreation Board meeting, and we want to present to them 1,000 signatures. Please take a moment to sign up today at www.SupportDallasParks.org.
Thank you for supporting Dallas parks!
Robert Kent | Trust for Public Land | North Texas Area Director
2902 Floyd St., Dallas, TX 75204
The Trust for Public Land
Creating parks and protecting land for people.
Learn more from a Friends of Dallas Parks op-ed piece in the Dallas Morning News: Friends of Dallas Parks Op Ed