According to Truist North Texas Regional President and Turtle Creek Conservancy Advocate Christian Corts,
“Since 1903, Turtle Creek Park has been a natural oasis for Dallas residents and visitors, providing a sense of place and peace. Twenty acres of natural beauty in the heart of the city offer a serene retreat for walks, picnics, special events, and simply contemplating nature. I encourage you to experience this Dallas treasure.
“Dallas is ever growing. But, among new developments and building, Turtle Creek Park is tucked into one of Dallas’ most beautiful and historic neighborhoods.
“This unique park is a refuge from city life that has been protected and preserved for decades, all so that the people of our city have a place to stretch their legs, play, contemplate, and celebrate. The group of dedicated citizens who consider it their privilege to care for this park is the Turtle Creek Conservancy.
“The park appeals to all walks of life including children from nearby neighborhoods, residents in the high-rise buildings along the creek, and businesses who appreciate the beauty and accessibility of an oasis in the center of the city.
“Recently, my wife and I had the opportunity to serve as co-chairs of Turtle Creek Conservancy’s Day at the Races fund-raising event. We enjoyed meeting a diverse group of supporters of all ages who helped raise record funds for the continued care and preservation of Turtle Creek Park. It was a true example of how public-private partnerships can yield great results.
“The organization’s leadership is committed to providing meaningful, entertaining, and educational programs that are open to the public. I encourage you to take this opportunity to visit Turtle Creek Park and consider becoming a member of the Turtle Creek Conservancy.
“Now more than ever, the Turtle Creek Conservancy needs generous donor support to increase our impact in the Dallas community through events and property management. They are committed to caring for 20,000 seasonal plants, 1,500 trees, maintaining miles of paths, trails and walkways, landscape irrigation, replacement and upkeep of 1,000+azaleas, and park lighting, as well as the maintenance, repairs, and improvements at Arlington Hall.
“Please join the effort to lift the Turtle Creek Conservancy to a new level in the mission of caring for Turtle Creek Park and Arlington Hall by visiting www.turtlecreekconservancy.org.”
* Graphic provided by Turtle Creek Conservancy