Municipal Archives

Park Board Secretary Correspondence, 1960-1978

​Collection 1997-032


Office of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
Creator Dallas Park Board
Title Park Board Secretary Correspondence
Dates 1960-1978
Quantity 1/4 linear inch
Abstract Printed correspondence
Language Records are in English

​Scope and Content

Collection contains correspondence to and from the Dallas Park Board Secretary.

The City of Dallas established a Board of Park Commissioners, in 1905, to oversee the operations of the park system.  Managing the everyday affairs of parklands had become too time-consuming for the City Council, and the acquisition of the Fair Park necessitated some type of governing body. 

The Dallas Park and Recreation Board has oversight of the Dallas Park and Recreation Department.  The 15 members of this policy-making board are appointed and approved by the Mayor and Dallas City Council. 


​The collection is arranged alphabetically.


Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from the Dallas Municipal Archives. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.


Park Board Secretary Correspondence, 1960-1978 (Box 1, Folder 1), Dallas Municipal Archives

Related Materials

2018-003 Park Board Minutes, 1905-2003

Index Terms

Dallas -- Texas -- History Dallas (Tex.).
Park and Recreation Board -- History
Parks -- Texas -- Dallas -- History

Container List​

Title, Date
1 A Feasibility Report to the Dallas Park Board for the Landscape Illumination in the Turtle Creek Area, 1960
2City of Garland Lake Ray Hubbard boat launching ramp, 1971-1978
3City of Rockwall and Saddlebrook Recreation Club, 1973
4Dal-Rock Water Supply, 1971-72
5East Zoo parking, 1971
6Elgin B Robinson Park hay baling, 1976
7Elm Fork Golf Course, 1971
8Kennedy Memorial, 1973
9Landscaping plan/tree planting on Griffin Boulevard, 1972

10Landscaping, Young and Griffin, 1972
Marianne Scruggs Garden Club,1972
12Median landscaping, 1972
13Petition regarding curfew at Turtle Creek area parks, 1972
14Street Paving Certificates, 1971
15Wildflower planting correspondence and petition, 1971