Proposition B

PROPOSITION B WILL FUND $262 MILLION TO CREATE, IMPROVE AND EXPAND CITY PARKS AND RECREATION FACILITIES:

  • Dallas’ park system is in need of major investment
  • This funding level will provide critical repairs and improvements to neighborhood parks, trails and recreation centers, while also allowing for strategic expansions to Dallas’ park system that will improve access and service for residents across the city
  • It will also allow Dallas to take full advantage of over $100 million in match funding offered by private philanthropic sources
  • Dallas’ park system has more than $2 billion in needs – these costs will increase if not handled
  • According to The Trust for Public Land, Dallas’ park system ranks #50 out of 100, behind peer cities like Chicago, Seattle, Denver, San Jose and San Diego
  • Only 60% of Dallas residents live within walking distance of a park
  • The opportunity to buy new land for parks is disappearing, and once the land is gone, it’s gone for good
  • It’s been more than 10 years since parks received major funding in a bond package (2006)
  • Parks are a great economic investment:
    • Dallas’ park system generates $678 million in economic activity annually
    • Every $1 invested in Dallas parks leads to $7 in economic return for the city, which in turn increases the city’s tax base