The 2019 Bond Program provides funding for the acquisition of land and interests in land for the development of current or future parks. In evaluating land for parks, a number of factors may be considered by the City Council including the:
Level of tree coverage provided
Unique land features
Connections to the existing multiuse trail network
Locations underserved by parks
Overall proximity to residences
Over 40 properties have been identified by the City of Denton for potential purchase and conversion into a city park.
If approved by the voters, the proposed funding would increase the availability of land for current or future parks. The additional land could be used to establish new parks as the City of Denton develops land and its population grows.
The acquisition of land for parks allows more residents to have a park within a 10-minute walk from their home.
Acquisitions of land for parks are anticipated to occur in the mid to latter half of the current six-year bond issuance schedule. This estimate is highly dependent upon the timing of each year's bond issuance, the availability of land for purchase, and is subject to shifting within the six-year schedule.