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Posted on: July 19, 2017

Park Champions Wanted – Why Dallas Needs Park Advocates

FAmily having a picnic in the park

play a central role in the overall health and well-being of America’s citiesand the residents who live in them. Dallas, like most large urban cities, is
rapidly growing and changing. Huge construction projects, major freeway andinterchange exp...

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Posted on: July 20, 2018

Why is There a Leash Law in Dallas? A Wildlife Perspective

Walk the dog

You often hear or see the rule about keeping your dogs on leashes while in Dallas parks. The main reason for this rule is safety, for yourself, other park users and your dog. Unless you are in a designated, fenced in dog park, your dog must be on a leash....

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Fall Monarch Migration


The temperatures are starting to drop, and the Monarch butterflies are working their way south.  Generally speaking, the Monarchs start funneling into the Dallas area the second week of October, and peak the third and fourth weeks of October. &am...

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Impact of Rainfall on Park Mowing Schedules


A Dallas Park and Recreation Department employee skillfully mows the turf at Arcadia Park. When continuous heavy rainfall saturates park land, this task becomes exacerbated even after the rains cease. Saturated turf conditions cannot not withstand the wei...

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