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K. Meade
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Username: Flgirl

Post Number: 15
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 03:39 pm:   

Can you please advise about the process for requesting a city park be constructed within a neighborhood? Our development, Pearson Farms, has 2 large open grassy sites and does not have a playground area for the children. The developer has no plan to add one and the residents are very interested in having a neighborhood park. Is this something the city can help us with?

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
Username: Rick

Post Number: 430
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Saturday, January 03, 2009 - 05:28 pm:   

K. Meade,

Thanks for your note regarding an interest in a park in your area. I might suggest getting in touch with Dudley Raymond with our staff for more information on what park sites are in your area and would serve the Pearson Farms development area.

Dudley is our Park Planning and Business Development Manager for the department and oversees the acquisition and development of our parks system. He would be the best person to help address your questions. Dudley can be reached by telephone at 972-292-6502 or through email at

It should be noted that our park sites all have service areas associated with them and subsequently all neighborhoods do not have a park site located within each subdivision. Additionally, all park sites are different and all do not have the same park elements associated with them. There are some subdivisions that provide a private homeowners open space area that have play elements within them but that may differ for each development.

Some public parks may be limited in what is provided due to size, topography or nature of the site examined.

I wish you luck in your conversation with Mr. Raymond and encourage you to let us know if you should have any additional questions.

Thanks again for your note.

Rick Wieland
Director of Parks and Recreation

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