Well, that's because the Parks Department has millions of acres of parks to take care of, manage, plan, etc. We are fortunate we have an organization that stepped in to focus on Downtown and take the load off the larger organization. With the continuous staff cutbacks in government departments and a mixed bag of priorities from City Staff, Council Members, City Manager, neighborhood advocates its hard to keep all boats floating. Many parts of Dallas have terrible access to clean & safe parks and that's a bigger issue than a few urban playgrounds that make developers and urban enthusiasts like us happy. Some leaders want signature parks like Klyde Warren all over the city while others would prefer just green space, trees, and some basic playground equipment. I wish we had similar groups of enthusiastic leaders for creating safe places in other parts of the city as we have Downtown.
“Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell”