Thank you for attending the Park Master Plan community meetings offered. We are excited about the momentum and input received from the citizens. At this point in the process, the City continues collecting citizen input that will be taken into consideration for the development of the plan. Additional citizen input opportunities are planned including a citizen survey that will be available online and throughout City facilities in the next three weeks. A lime green postcard notice will be sent to every household in Duncanville when the survey is available. Citizens are encouraged to participate and let us know what features are of most interest, i.e. water splash pad, skateboard park, dog park. A community meeting will take place in early summer to present and review the draft of the master plan. The Park Master Plan, when completed in early fall, will include a variety of elements that will enhance the City’s parks, recreation, and bike and hike trails for the next 10 years. We will continue to update you via this medium. You are always welcome to contact the Parks and Recreation Director Bart Stevenson with your input at email@example.com or by calling 972-780-4972.
The City of Duncanville has entered into a professional services agreement with Dunaway Associates, L.P., to prepare the City’s Park Master Plan. The process, guided by City Staff, the Parks and Board Steering Committee, and ultimately approved by the City Council, includes a public engagement element that will help build the future of parks and recreation for the Duncanville community. Two public meetings are scheduled:
When: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday, January 24, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m.
Location: D.L. Hopkins, Jr. Senior Center, 206 James Collins Blvd. in Duncanville
The City’s current Park Master Plan is ten years old. Park master plans should be updated at a minimum of every ten years, a timeframe required to apply for state grants through Texas Parks and Wildlife. The Duncanville City Council approved funding of $75,000 to update the City’s park master plan in FY16 through the innovation fund. A three-member Park Master Plan Steering Committee was then created by the Duncanville Park Board to oversee the firm selection process. The selected firm’s scope of services includes: an inventory and needs assessment, public input and online surveys, priority rankings, action plan, implementation plan with projected costs, and Master Plan deliverables. Updates to the plan will be published in future City publications.