The Last Word: The Trust for Public Land’s Robert Kent on the Dallas Greening Initiative

“It took a lot of people saying yes, but that’s where we are.”

Robert Kent
Texas State Director
The Trust for Public Land
.…on Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson’s plan to solve “parks deserts” by turning city-owned land into green spaces, via the Dallas Morning News.

Robert Kent [Photo: The Trust for Public Land]

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson’s plan to turn city-owned land into green spaces for “parks deserts” is fast becoming a reality, according to a story by Sharon Grigsby in the Dallas Morning News.

Today the Dallas City Council was set to learn the locations of the first five green spaces to be created through the mayor’s Dallas Greening Initiative, the DMN reported—with a new green space slated for all 14 city council districts over the next few years.

The first five green spaces are all in neglected edges of the city, the DMN noted, including one near the Pleasant Grove Branch Library and one northeast of Marsh Lane and Forest Lane. The other three will be at 2100 Echo Lake Drive in Southeast Dallas, 10600 Black Walnut Drive in Northeast Dallas, and 3749 Cotillion Drive in Northeast Dallas.

For more on the initiative, including the work of Dallas “greening czar” Garrett Boone, read the DMN story.

For more of who said what about all things North Texas, check out Every Last Word.

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