Fort Worth is so fortunate to have leaders who recognize the crucial importance of parks to quality of life. Mayor Betsy Price should be commended for her efforts to improve and add to Fort Worth’s parks and bike trails.
Parks are fundamental to urban families and children having space and opportunities to experience nature and to engage in activities associated with a healthy lifestyle.
Voters should join our mayor and council by letting federal and state legislators hear from them that budgets should regularly include adequate funding to add to and maintain existing parks.
The Legislature heard that message this past session when it restored to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department budget a good portion of the money the department had historically received for state park operations. It also restored funds for matching grants to help with local park projects. Those monies are a sound investment in the future of Texas.
— Ralph Duggins, vice chairman, Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission, Fort Worth