2015 Dallas Parks master plan
A 20-YEAR VISION
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What would Dallas residents like from their park system?
ACTION ITEMS FOR THE DALLAS PARK SYSTEM
GOAL 1 - FUTURE PARKLAND IDENTIFICATION
To maintain the current Level of Service standard or to increase that standard, city staff will need to plan for future population increases and ensure parkland is allocated properly within the city limits.
Goal 2 - bRANDING
To establish a recognizable identity across the Dallas Parks System the City will need to strategically coordinate the image of the parks system in print, web, and sign-based outreach.
Goal 3 - SECURITY
Parks should be welcoming and safe for people of all ages, ability levels and ethnicities. Emphasis on universal design and using multi-lingual signage will make the parks accessible to a wide group of users.
Goal 4 - mAINTENANCE
The city should uphold a level of maintenance that fosters safety and community pride in their park system. Keeping the park system adequately staffed will help to ensure that a high standard for maintenance can be met.
Goal 5 - NATURAL AREAS
Dallas should preserve and provide access to green space and natural areas throughout the park system.
Goal 6 - PROGRAMMING
Dallas residents prefer parks and a park system with a variety of activities and elements. Balancing active and passive park uses will provide a wide range of activities to create a park system that is attractive to the Dallas community and meets a variety of needs. Land conservation should be encouraged to ensure a diverse range of services for the Dallas community.
Goal 7 - CONNECTIVITY
Providing safe pedestrian and bicycling access to, between and within parks throughout the planning area will allow more residents to enjoy Dallas’s parks. Future parks should be sited in locations that are convenient to neighborhoods, especially those in currently underserved areas.
Goal 8 - COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Prioritizing transparency in decision making and inviting the public to take an active role in the direction of the park system procedures and improvements will help to enhance community support for Dallas's parks. Additionally, providing better and clearer communication about volunteer opportunities will also increase community engagement in the park system.
Goal 9 - FUNDING
Should additional improvements or acquisitions be made to the park system, city staff would need additional funding and personnel to continue to maintain the parks at their current level.