Master Plan

PARK MASTER PLAN

Thanks to the forward-thinking of Dallas city planner George Kessler, Turtle Creek Park has been part of the city’s master plan since the early 1900s. Our master plan includes specific care and conservation for each section of the park to protect an accessible, urban micro-wilderness. Our goal: to create and maintain formal, manicured spaces in Turtle Creek Park for peaceful public enjoyment, as well as for public and private events.

OUR GOALS

Endowment

Ensuring care during emergencies or down economic cycles

Forestation

Indigenous, water-wise species of staggered ages and sizes

Lighting 

Illuminating the park for beauty and security

Accessibility 

Bringing walkability and connectivity between neighborhoods

OUR PROGRESS

Turtle Creek Conservancy has raised and invested more than $8 million in private funds to date in new gardens and other park amenities. One of the city’s first examples of public/private partnership, the Conservancy continues to raise funds for the thoughtful development of the park. Improvements have included: 

  • Expansion and restoration of Arlington Hall
  • Addition of Azalea Gardens throughout the park
  • Vintage light posts and “moonlighting” in trees throughout the park
  • Creation of the Amy & Bobby Goff Formal Garden and Judy Goff Pittman Flower Garden
  • Linking Turtle Creek Park to the Katy Trail by a 88.5 foot steel ramp

WHAT’S NEW

20 Acres, 20 Goals for 2020

Turtle Creek Park is alive and growing every minute of every day. Learn what is planned for the park this year with your help.