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The Dallas Park and Recreation Department is requesting additional funding specifically dedicated to trail maintenance. This allocation will provide additional employees for beautification and maintenance, and funding for lights and cameras for added security on our trails.
A dedicated trail maintenance budget would allow for an expanded trail experience. New trail maintenance staff would provide scheduled services like landscaping and trash removal, and allow for emergency responses when access is inhibited, should a tree fall, or debris wash across a trail after a storm.
The funds also would bring recurring services to sections of the trail system that do not yet have friends groups; the Park and Recreation Department has the opportunity to provide the same level of services we have come to expect in the more supported areas of Dallas.

We should all be encouraged by the city’s leadership on Dallas trails and recommend that the city manager and Dallas City Council grant the new trail maintenance funding to the Park and Recreation Department.