Dallas Greening Initiative: A new neighborhood greenspace is coming near you
Trust for Public Land is excited to share that the property located at Lake June Rd. (7327 Lake June Rd, Dallas, TX 75217) is part of the Dallas Green Initiative. This means it will be designated as a neighborhood greenspace that will be open to the public. We are looking forward to working with your community to transform this property into an exciting neighborhood greenspace!
What is the Dallas Greening Initiative?
In 2022, Mayor Eric Johnson requested an inventory of vacant city-owned land that could be redeveloped into public greenspaces across the city and appointed Garrett Boone as the city’s first Greening Czar to help come up with ways the city can increase access to the outdoors for Dallas residents. In light of the 300,000 Dallas residents who lack access to a park within 10 minutes of their homes, Trust for Public Land is partnering with Dallas Park and Recreation and the Mayor’s office in this initiative.
The Dallas Greening Initiative program will improve the health, equity, and climate resilience of neighborhoods throughout the city through the creation of neighborhood greenspaces located in Dallas’ largest and highest-need park deserts. The program aims to not only increase the number of Dallas residents who have a public greenspace within a 10-minute walk of their home but also ensure the nearby residents are part of the process.
Trust for Public Land will lead the design process and connect with neighborhood leaders, residents, and youth to gather their input to select design elements, features, and amenities that fit their needs. Throughout the process, Trust for Public Land will engage with the community to learn about what they would like to see in their future greenspace through community design meetings, surveys, and online engagement tools.
To learn more about the Dallas Greening Initiative, join the email list and more visit, https://bit.ly/dallasgreeninginitiative.