The Park and Recreation Department maintains numerous master plans for projects throughout the City of Dallas. The Dallas Park and Recreation Department Master Plans represent a comprehensive vision develop by citizens, businesses, city officials, and the Park Board for certain projects. The master plans listed on this page are some of the more prominent studies overseen by the Park Board and the Park and Recreation Department. Once adopted, plans further evolve, meaning that not all proposed actions in plans are implemented.
Dallas Park and Recreation Comprehensive Plan
- Dallas Park and Recreation Department Comprehensive Plan
Aquatics Master Plan
Originally presented and adopted in 2012, the Dallas Aquatics Master Plan was
updated October 2015 to determine facility types and locations and to reflect new aquatic trends, Dallas’ evolving demographics and refined site selection criteria.
Public input is crucial and we want to get your feedback as we reveal design concepts for these aquatic facilities. Please join us at one of several public meetings. We have included presentations of the following public meetings, for those who are unable to attend:
Fretz Public Meeting 3.21.2016
Kidd Springs Public Meeting 3.28.2016
Tietze Park Public Meeting 3.31.2016
Crawford Park Public Meetings 3.31.2016
Samuell-Grand Public Meeting 4.4.2016
Please email your feedback by April 11, 2016
Lake Highlands Public Meeting 4.5.2016
Please email your feedback by April 12, 2016
A 277 acre complex in the heart of Dallas, Fair Park has the largest collection of Art Deco buildings in the United States. Fair Park is a Dallas Landmark, a National Historic Landmark, and was designated as a Great Place in America by the American Planning Association in 2011.
Extensive renovations for the Cotton Bowl, including façade upgrades, club seating, and press box improvements.
The Fair Park Comprehensive Development Plan builds a vision for Fair Park that seeks to create a signature public park, uphold the park’s historic legacy, support the State Fair of Texas, to encourage economic vitality, and to enhance connectivity with the community and the Metroplex.
- A Renaissance Plan for Dallas Parks & Recreation (2002)
- Downtown Parks Master Plan (2004)
- Elm Fork Master Plan (2007)
- Fair Park Comprehensive Development Plan (2003)
- Oak Cliff Greenbelt Trail Master Plan Narrative (2009)
- SoPac Trail Master Plan (2013)
- Sugarberry Park Project Narrative (2008)
- The Connection Master Plan (2011)
- White Rock Lake Mockingbird Dog Park Study (2011)
- White Rock Lake Park Lighting Master Plan & Design Guidelines (2009)