Park Master Plan
I see the master plan document and I was wanting to know if that plan is in motion and what steps has the board done to move forward. Also, the approximate date for projects would be nice.
Thank you for reaching out to the City of Terrell regarding an update on the Park Master Plan. The City of Terrell understands how important it is to the well-being of our citizens to have parks and open space. In December of 2017, the City Council adopted a newly developed long-term Park Master Plan, to improve the existing parks and open space. The City of Terrell consultant and staff are working on funding opportunities.
For example, we will be submitting elements of our master plan to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. TXPWD has several grant opportunities that we are now eligible for due to our new Plan. Also, outside of TXPWD, there are several youth recreations, trail, and downtown park related grants and partnership we can compete for. This will help reduce the financial burden on the City’s overall budget.
Our goal is to adopt a budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 later this summer which will include a more defined plan of which projects will come first. Of course, we do not plan on rushing into construction without knowing the best way to build and maintain facilities. Our Park Board and Park Department staff will be instrumental in guiding us through the process of implementing the Plan.
If you have any questions, please contact the City of Terrell Service Center at 972-551-6614.
D.J. Ory, Mayor