DALLAS PROTECTS AND ENHANCES ITS ECOSYSTEMS, TREES AND GREEN SPACES THAT IN TURN IMPROVE PUBLIC HEALTH
33%, 37% AND 40% OR MORE CANOPY COVER CITYWIDE BY 2030, 2040, 2050, RESPECTIVELY.
20%, 50% AND 75% REDUCTION IN URBAN HEAT ISLAND INDEX BY 2030, 2040, 2050, RESPECTIVELY.
80%, 90% AND 95% OF THE POPULATION LIVES WITHIN MILE WALK TO A PARK OR TRAIL BY 2030, 2040, 2050, RESPECTIVELY.
Reported March 2022
In Dallas, there are 388 parks totaling over 27,000 acres, plus the approximate 6,000-acre Great Trinity Forest. However, these green spaces are not evenly distributed, and only about 60 percent of Dallas residents have access to a park within ½ mile walk of their home. Additionally, the City of Dallas is second only to Phoenix, Arizona relative to the size of the urban heat island. In FY 21-22, 7 actions from this sector, with 52 milestones will be initiated. Implementation of these new milestones will involve collaboration with the following City departments:
Park & Recreation Department
Department of Convention and Event Services
Dallas Water Utilities
Note: Actions marked as ongoing span multiple fiscal years, meaning efforts will be carried out continuously and therefore will not be marked complete until the end of this fiscal year.
COMPLETE: 2 Milestones
EG3: Increase tree canopy in both private and public realm to complete implementation of recommendations from the Urban Forest Master Plan
Initiate use of Treekeeper program for city-wide tree inventory
Purchase devices to utilize Treekeeper software