Improvements Planned at Four Dallas Parks

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Danieldale Park in Dallas | Image by Dallas Parks & Recreation

Dallas officials are expected to begin improvements at four city parks in September after receiving grant funding from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.

The projects at Danieldale Park, Meadow Stone Park, Beckley-Heights Park, and Twin Falls Park involve the renovations of playground equipment, the installation of prefabricated restroom buildings, sidewalk extensions, and landscaping. The projects are expected to be completed in March 2025.

The combined estimated construction costs are just over $1.3 million for a total of 43,000 square feet. The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department’s funding comes from the Local Park Grant Program, which is designed to help governments acquire and develop recreation areas. For entities seeking urban outdoor recreation funding, the population must be at least 500,000, and the award ceiling is $1.5 million. The program also provides funding for non-urban outdoor recreation, small community recreation, urban indoor recreation, and non-urban indoor recreation.

Dallas’ park system is one of the largest in the country, with more than 400 parks encompassing over 21,000 acres, including seven lakes and 33 ponds, 180 miles of developed trails and athletic fields, playgrounds, tennis, basketball, volleyball courts, and spraygrounds.

Created in 1958, Danieldale Park is a 19.3-acre park near Interstate 35 East and Interstate 20 in South Dallas. Meadow Stone Park is a 6-3-acre neighborhood park in southeast Dallas near Interstate 20 and U.S. 67. It was established in 1969. Beckley-Heights Park, a 9.4-acre neighborhood park that opened in 1985, and Twin Falls Park, a 5.9-acre neighborhood park that opened in 1971, are both located in South Dallas.

Urban Engineers Group of Dallas is listed as the design firm on the state filings. Other clients include Dallas County, the City of Plano, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, and the Texas Department of Transportation.

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