Municipal Archives

Natural Open Space Plans, 1979-1980



Office of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
CreatorCity of Dallas Department of Urban Planning and Dallas County Commissioners Court
TitleNatural Open Space Plan
Quantity1/2 linear inch
AbstractPrinted report on Dallas open park space.
LanguageRecords are in English

​Scope and Content

Collection contains two reports on open space.  One is Natural Open Space Plan published by the Department of Urban Planning.   The report contains recommendations for the acquisition, regulation, and management of natural areas in Dallas.  The second is Dallas County Open Space Plan published by the Dallas County Commissioners Court.  While this second report is not a City of Dallas publication, it complements the city plan for discussions on open spaces and urbanization.
The Natural Open Space Plan addresses lands that, because of their natural resource or natural hazard, should remain open and not altered or developed.  The report provides recommendations regarding land acquisition, regulation, and management.

Both the Goals for Dallas program and the city's Environmental Equality Committee urged the city to conduct an updated open space review since new concerns, such as a larger population and pollution considerations, had arisen since the previous report in 1959.


​The collection is arranged chronologically.   


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Natural Open Space Plan, 1979 (Box 1, Folder 1), Dallas Municipal Archives

Related Materials

1994-015 Goals for Dallas, 1969-1983

Index Terms

City planning -- Texas -- Dallas
Dallas -- Texas -- History
Open spaces -- Texas -- Dallas

Container List​

BoxFolderTitle, Date
11Natural Open Space Plan, correspondence, discussion paper, 1979

Dallas County Open Space Plan, 1980