No mowing at Winfrey Point this weekend - CM Sheffie Kadane

Photo - Copyright 2012 / Avi S. Adelman


Dallas City Council Member Sheffie Kadane, standing in front of >100 supporters of the natural Texas prairie land area at Winfrey Point / White Rock Lake, announced early this afternoon there will be no mowing in order to create parking lots this weekend (for the Arboretum's Chihuly exhibit).

Even though the temporary legal agreement between residents and the Park / Recreation allows it, they won't be mowing. He is not supporting turning this unique and almost the last area of original untouched prairie into parking lots, and he is not going to let anyone destroy the two-year old baseball fields, which he credits with reviving Little League in Dallas.

He noted the deal to allow the area to be used for parking lots was a private agreement between the department and the Arboretum, which are usually not brought to the City Council for review.

Follow the story on the DMN blog - click here.

Save Winfrey Point community website - click here

Photos from Friday afternoon informal rally @ Winfrey Point - click here

Photos from Saturday morning rally @ Arboretum entrance - click here

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Dallas City Hall