The unfortunate parking issue that has involved mowing Winfrey Point to accommodate the Dallas Arboretum visitors for the Dale Chihuly exhibition has taken another step. . . but in the right direction.
Just received the following from Arboretum CEO/President Mary Brinegar:
“On Tuesday, May 8, the leadership of the Dallas Arboretum asked Paul Dyer, Dallas Park and Recreation Department director; Joan Walne, Dallas Park Board president; Councilman Sheffield Kadane, City Council District 9; and Gerry Worrall, District 9 Park Board not to proceed with current plans to mow the previously approved area at Winfrey Point.
“Over the past couple of weeks, the Arboretum has heard the opinions of its friends and neighbors and recognizes any plans to temporarily park at Winfrey Point have resulted in serious misunderstandings that need to be addressed. We are committed to being a good neighbor and steward to the citizens of East Dallas, the metroplex and all of North Texas.
“We are looking forward to working with city officials and neighborhood associations in the immediate future to develop a plan that best serves the interest of all parties involved. It is our pledge to endeavor to make such planning transparent.
“Thank you for your patience while we work to find a solution to the City’s and our parking needs.”
Now, let’s get on with life and enjoying the beauty of White Rock, both inside and outside the Arboretum.