Mesquite, TX – July 16, 2021 – The City of Mesquite is seeking public input on a new Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan through a citizen survey available at www.cityofmesquite.com/ParksMasterPlan until August 15. The public can call Parks and Recreation Administration at 972-216-6260 for more information.
Elizabeth Harrell, Director of Parks and Recreation, said, “A critical component of this process is engaging the public for input and feedback on our current level of service for parks and recreation programs, as well as what they would like to see for the future of Mesquite. We had great participation in two public input meetings in April. This is the next step in the public helping us develop a plan that can be used as a guide for the future of parks and recreation for the next 10 years as our community grows in population.”
The survey includes specific questions on facilities, programs and parks. The new master plan is expected to be completed later this fall.
Mesquite currently has more than 80 parks and facilities, approximately 1,600 acres of park land and in excess of 17 miles of walking and biking trails. The city has been recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA designee every year since 1990. In 2021, City Lake Park earned the Lone Star Legacy Park award from the Texas Recreation and Parks Society.