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Get your bikes ready – The Loop Dallas is hosting our first social ride tomorrow!  

Our friends at The Meteor Cafe are opening their newest location, in the Dallas Design District on the Hi Line Connector, and we’re riding bikes to celebrate. 

Saturday, September 16

7:30 am for & 🌮

8:30 am rollout – Social pace! 

The route can be found here:

This 11 mile route will include a mix of concrete trails and street riding so please be aware of your comfort level. We also recently announced the creation of the Dallas Park Coalition with Mayor Johnson and Dallas Park and Recreation Director John Jenkins. 

Left to Right: John Jenkins, Tony Moore, Robert Kent, Mayor Eric Johnson, April Allen and Philip Hiatt Haigh

The Dallas Parks Coalition:
The Dallas Parks Coalition is not just a group; it’s a dynamic alliance. Comprised of green space advocates, Friends groups, public/private partnerships, parks-focused non-profit organizations, and park users, it brings together a diverse range of individuals and entities, all sharing a common passion for Dallas parks and green spaces.

The coalition has set its sights on several primary focus areas:
Supporting ALL Dallas Parks: One of the coalition’s core objectives is advocating for funding for parks and green space projects within the 2024 Bond Package. This package, subject to approval by Dallas City Council and voters, represents a critical opportunity to ensure that each Dallas park receives the resources it needs for its growth and enhancement.
Amplifying City Efforts: Collaboration is at the heart of the coalition’s mission. We work hand-in-hand with the Dallas City Council, Community Bond Task Force, and city staff to bolster the promotion of Dallas parks, trails, and green spaces. By aligning our efforts with these key stakeholders, we aim to enhance these valuable assets throughout the city.
Educating About the Benefits: The coalition recognizes that parks, trails, and open green spaces play a pivotal role in creating healthier communities. We are advocates for educating both the public and elected officials about the multitude of benefits these spaces offer. From boosting economic growth to preserving environmental integrity, parks are more than just recreational areas; they are drivers of positive change. 

You can read more on the Coalition in last Sunday’s Dallas Morning News.



See you on the trails (hopefully tomorrow!),

Philip Hiatt Haigh

Executive Director
The Loop Dallas