Municipal Archives


Dallas​ Park and Recreation Department Planning Studies and Reports, 1964-2004

Collection 2004-006

​Overview

Repository
Office of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201​
CreatorDallas Park and Recreation Department
TitleDallas Park and Recreation Department Planning Studies and Reports
Dates1964-2004
Quantity5.3 linear feet
AbstractLegal document and blueprints related to agreement between the Union Terminal Company and the City of Dallas.
Identification2004-006
LanguageRecords are in English


Scope and Content

​Collection consists of studies and plans and related materials used in City of Dallas park planning from the mid-1960s to 2004. The collection was organized by the Dallas Park and Recreation Department to support research and planning for Dallas parks and park facilities.

The City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department provides leisure, recreational and cultural activities for the citizens of Dallas and the general public and maintains more than 21,000 park acres through the Dallas park and recreation system, which includes 17 lakes, 62 miles of jogging and bike trails, 41 recreation centers, 1,020 sports complexes, 490 playgrounds and picnic areas, 21 pools, six 18-hole golf courses, two driving ranges and the 100-acre Dallas zoo. The City's first two parks, City Park (purchased in 1876) and Fair Park (purchased in 1904) predate the organization of the Park and Recreation Department.

This collection contains printed publications produced by and/or presented to the Dallas Park and Recreation Department. A minimum quantity of reports were internally produced. The bulk of the collection’s documents were produced and published by consultants and non-governmental entities for the department's planning committees, focusing on three major areas: the Trinity River area, Fair Park, and a proposed Town Lake project. Collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, financial records, conference studies, reports and studies, plans and drawings, photographs, books, and printed materials documenting the proposals, acquisition, planning and design, and history of the parks and centering primarily on the Trinity River and Fair Park between ​1964 and 2004.


Organization

The collection is organized into the following subjects:
Community development plans and studies and housing
Environmental evaluations and studies
Fair Park
Oversized Items
Parks and open spaces
Planning reports, general reports, historical data, and economic development data
Water-related studies and floodplain management

Access​
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.

Citation

Dallas​ Park and Recreation Department Planning Studies and Reports, 1964-2004 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives

Related Material​s

Pathfinder 2—Resources for Researching City of Dallas Parks

Index Terms

Dallas -- Texas -- History
Dallas (Tex.) -- City planning -- History
Parks -- Texas -- Dallas -- History

Container List
BoxFolderTitle, Date
  Planning reports, general reports, historical data, and economic development data
11Goals for Dallas: the Possible Dreams, Goals for Dallas, Inc1982
 2 Long-Range Physical Development Plan for Parks and Recreational Facilities; Phase I: Philosophy and Standards, Planning and Research Division of the Dallas Texas Park and Recreation Department1981
 3Town Lake, Dallas Department of Urban Planning [draft], 1969
 4Dallas Archeological Potential; procedures for locating and evaluating prehistoric resources, Archeology Research Program Institute for the Study of Earth and Man, Southern Methodist University, 1978
 5Economic Impacts of Construction of the Proposed Dallas Town Lake, Walter E. Mullendore and Lawrence F. Ziegler,1975
 6Creating our Future Trinity: Opportunities Along a River , The Dallas Plan, 1999
 7A Preliminary Design Report for Town Lake, Part One, Albert H. Halff Associates, Inc., 1975
21A Preliminary Design Report for Town Lake, Part Two, Albert H. Halff Associates, Inc., 1975
 2Thoroughfare Plan Update, 1991
 3Parks division budget, 1966-1967
 4Downtown Parks Master Plan-Final Report, Carter Burgess, 2004
 Community development plans and studies and housing
31Creating our Future Trinity: Community Action Conference, The Dallas Plan, 1999
 2Chain of Lakes Park; An Alternative to Town Lake, Carter and Burgess, 1984
 3Chain of Lakes Park Dallas, undated
 4Trinity Park Citizens' Advisory Committee Recommendations for Trinity Park Development, Dallas Park and Recreation Department Planning and Research Division, 1987
 5Creating our Future Trinity: A New Partnership for Action Community Action Conference #1 , The Dallas Plan, 1999
 6Evaluation of Town Lake Alternatives, Espey, Huston, and Associates, Inc. and Sasaki Associates, Inc., 1984
41Preliminary Design/Development Report for Trinity Park Athletic Complex and Trinity Park Dallas, Texas, Carter and Burgess, Inc., 1989
 2The Sociological and Economic Impact of Urban Parks in Dallas, Texas in 1966, Department of Park Administration, Horticulture, and Entomology School of Agriculture Texas Technological College, 1967
Environmental evaluations and studies
 3A Design Report for the Trinity River Greenbelt, Howard Garrett and Associates, 1983
 4Town Lake Environmental Awareness Study, Final Report Project Number SMU 82-78, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Office of Education, 1972
 5Feasibility Study of Town Lake, Task1: Environmental Evaluations, Espey, Huston and Associates, Inc. 1983
51Trinity River Project, Status Report of Environmental Evaluations; Main Text, U.S. Army Engineer District, Fort Worth, 1975
 2Trinity River Project, Status Report of Environmental Evaluations; Appendix A Plates and Photographs, U.S. Army Engineer District, Fort Worth, 1975
 3Trinity River Project, Status Report of Environmental Evaluations; Appendix B Biological Inventory with Effect Evaluation, U.S. Army Engineer District, Fort Worth, 1975
 4Report of the Environmental Quality Committee, City of Dallas, 1974
61Preliminary Soils Investigation Proposed Site of Town Lake Dam and Reservoir Trinity River Floodplain City of Dallas, Texas, NFS/National Soil Services, Inc., 1975
Parks and open spaces
 21991 Dallas County Open Space Plan, Albert H. Halff Associates, Inc. and Roy Mann Associates, Inc., 1991
 3Parks and Open Spaces; Dallas Metropolitan Area, Department of City Planning and Department of Parks and Recreation, 1959
 4General Specifications for Construction [for contractors and vendors], Department of Public Works City of Dallas, Texas, 1964-1965
Water-related studies and floodplain management
71Report on Drainage Improvement Studies Lower White Rock Creek, Forrest and Cotton, Inc., 1965
 2Report on Investigations for Improvement Program for White Rock Lake Park, Forrest and Cotton, Inc., 1971
 3Report on Investigations for Improvement Program for White Rock Lake Park, Forrest and Cotton, Inc., 1971 (copy 2)
81Environmental Impact Study of the Elm Fork Region of the Trinity River, University of Texas at Arlington, 1972
 2Flood Insurance Study, City of Dallas, Texas, Dallas, Denton, Collin, Rockwall and Kaufman Counties, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 1982
91Flood Plain Delineation and Erosion Control on Lower White Rock Creek from Samuell Boulevard to the White Rock Lake Dam, Albert H. Halff Associates, Inc., 1985
 2Coordinated Plan Open Space Development Trinity River System in Dallas, Texas, Marvin Springer and Associates, 1969
 3Dallas County Open Space Plan: A Report Prepared for the Dallas County Commissioners Court though the Dallas County Open Space Planning Committee, Marvin Springer and Associates and Schrickel, Rollins and Associates, 1980
Fair Park
 4National Historic Landmark Condition Assessment Report, Aquarium Fair Park, Dallas, Texas, Branch of National Preservation Programs, Division of Cultural Resources, Rocky Mountain Region, National Park Service, 1990-1991
 5National Historic Landmark Condition Assessment Report, Aquarium Fair Park, Dallas, Texas, Branch of National Preservation Programs, Division of Cultural Resources, Rocky Mountain Region, National Park Service, 1990-1991 (copy 2)
 6National Historic Landmark Condition Assessment Report, Centennial Building (Transportation/Chrysler Building), Fair Park, Dallas, Texas, Branch of National Preservation Programs, Division of Cultural Resources, Rocky Mountain Region, National Park Service, 1990-1991
 7National Historic Landmark Condition Assessment Report, Centennial Building (Transportation/Chrysler Building), Fair Park, Dallas, Texas, Branch of National Preservation Programs, Division of Cultural Resources, Rocky Mountain Region, National Park Service, 1990-1991, (copy 2)
101National Historic Landmark Condition Assessment Report, Automobile Building, Fair Park, Dallas, Texas, Branch of National Preservation Programs, Division of Cultural Resources, Rocky Mountain Region, National Park Service, 1990-1991
 2National Historic Landmark Condition Assessment Report, Automobile Building, Fair Park, Dallas, Texas, Branch of National Preservation Programs, Division of Cultural Resources, Rocky Mountain Region, National Park Service, 1990-1991 (copy 2)
 3National Historic Landmark Condition Assessment Report, Education Building (Christian Science Monitor Building), Fair Park, Dallas, Texas, Branch of National Preservation Programs, Division of Cultural Resources, Rocky Mountain Region, National Park Service, 1990-1991
 4National Historic Landmark Condition Assessment Report, Education Building (Christian Science Monitor Building), Fair Park, Dallas, Texas, Branch of National Preservation Programs, Division of Cultural Resources, Rocky Mountain Region, National Park Service, 1990-1991, (copy 2)
 5National Historic Landmark Condition Assessment Report, Embarcadero Building (Foods Building), Fair Park, Dallas, Texas, Branch of National Preservation Programs, Division of Cultural Resources, Rocky Mountain Region, National Park Service, 1990-1991
 6National Historic Landmark Condition Assessment Report, Embarcadero Building (Foods Building), Fair Park, Dallas, Texas, Branch of National Preservation Programs, Division of Cultural Resources, Rocky Mountain Region, National Park Service, 1990-1991, (copy 2)
 7National Historic Landmark Condition Assessment Report, Hall of Administration (Maintenance Building) Texas Centennial Exposition Buildings Historic District (Fair Park), Dallas, Texas, Division of Cultural Resources, Rocky Mountain Region, National Park Service, 1989-1990
 8National Historic Landmark Condition Assessment Report, Hall of Administration (Maintenance Building) Texas Centennial Exposition Buildings Historic District (Fair Park), Dallas, Texas, Division of Cultural Resources, Rocky Mountain Region, National Park Service, 1989-1990, (copy 2)
 9National Historic Landmark Condition Assessment Report, Hall of Religions, (Sesquicentennial Headquarters) Fair Park, Dallas, Texas, Branch of National Preservation Programs, Division of Cultural Resources, Rocky Mountain Region, National Park Service, 1990-1991
 10National Historic Landmark Condition Assessment Report, Hall of Religions, (Sesquicentennial Headquarters) Fair Park, Dallas, Texas, Branch of National Preservation Programs, Division of Cultural Resources, Rocky Mountain Region, National Park Service, 1990-1991, (copy 2)
 12National Historic Landmark Condition Assessment Report, Band Shell, Fair Park, Dallas, Texas, Branch of National Preservation Programs, Division of Cultural Resources, Rocky Mountain Region, National Park Service, 1990-1991
 13National Historic Landmark Condition Assessment Report, Band Shell, Fair Park, Dallas, Texas, Branch of National Preservation Programs, Division of Cultural Resources, Rocky Mountain Region, National Park Service, 1990-1991, (copy 2)
 14National Historic Landmark Condition Assessment Report, Old Mill Restaurant (Flour Milling Industry Building), Fair Park, Dallas, Texas, Branch of National Preservation Programs, Division of Cultural Resources, Rocky Mountain Region, National Park Service, 1990-1991
 15National Historic Landmark Condition Assessment Report, Old Mill Restaurant (Flour Milling Industry Building), Fair Park, Dallas, Texas, Branch of National Preservation Programs, Division of Cultural Resources, Rocky Mountain Region, National Park Service, 1990-1991, (copy 2)
 16National Historic Landmark Condition Assessment Report, Women's Building (Grand Place), Fair Park, Dallas, Texas, Branch of National Preservation Programs, Division of Cultural Resources, Rocky Mountain Region, National Park Service, 1990-1991
 17National Historic Landmark Condition Assessment Report, Women's Building (Grand Place), Fair Park, Dallas, Texas, Branch of National Preservation Programs, Division of Cultural Resources, Rocky Mountain Region, National Park Service, 1990-1991, (copy 2)
 18National Historic Landmark Condition Assessment Report, Food and Fiber Building (Agriculture Building), Fair Park, Dallas, Texas, Branch of National Preservation Programs, Division of Cultural Resources, Rocky Mountain Region, National Park Service, 1990-1991
111Exterior Wayfinding and Gates, Armstrong Berger Inc. , and Michael Morris Design, Inc., 2003
 2Fair Park Comprehensive Development Plan Executive Summary, 2003
 Oversized Items
121Trinity Route of the Dallas-Fort Worth Turnpike, Howard Needles Tammen and Bergendoff, 1973
 2Town Lake Corridor Study, including a portion of the Colorado River, [City of Austin, Texas] Town Lake Task Force, 1985
 3Dallas Central Business District Boulevards and Green Spaces, Department of Planning and Urban Development, City of Dallas, Texas 1971