2015 Dallas Parks master plan
A 20-YEAR VISION
Park system Improvements >>
This page presents recommendations to strengthen Dallas’s existing parks and trails, and to prepare for future expansion. (Specific recommendations for park system expansion are presented in "Park System Expansion" on the next page.)
The goals and action items presented on the preceding pages are intended as guideposts for park system planning over the next 20-years, or the life cycle of the 2015 Dallas Parks Master Plan. Recommendations seen here for park system improvements are intended to identify priority items to be addressed within the next five-year planning period.
Recommendations are organized into the following categories:
MAINTENANCE AND SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS
The City Parks staff includes one Park Supervisor, one Utility Worker, and two permanent part-time Park Laborers for a total of three full-time employees (FTE), which equates to 33.3 acres per FTE. Park staff duties include maintenance of 90.52 acres of parkland properties, sports complexes, and some other city-owned properties.
The following recommendations for maintenance and staffing are provided to ensure (1) parks staff can perform their duties efficiently, (2) adequate staffing is provided for the park system, and (3) visitors feel comfortable in Dallas parks.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS
The City of Dallas currently hosts an “Adopt-A-Park” program, which helps provide volunteer labor for the park system.
The following community involvement recommendations are provided to assist and guide the collaboration of local residents and City staff.
Dallas City park
roger jordan community park
Central bark park
rickreall creek trail system
As part of the 2015 Dallas Parks Master Plan process, the planning team facilitated community engagement to specifically address improvements to Kingsborough Park in the western portion of the City. The result of this initiative was a concept plan which incorporated amenities and facilities desired by surrounding neighbors and the community at large
To learn more about park specific recommendations and the concept plan for Kingsborough Park, click the link below.
* Detailed cost estimates for Park-Specific Recommendations can be seen within the Funding & Operations Recommendations found on the "Resources" page.