Texas Horse Park supported by Dallas Mayor
November 21, 2012 by Mark
On November 7, plans to build Texas Horse Park were publicly supported by the Mayor of Dallas, Mike Rawlings. The proposed facility would be part of the Trinity River Corridor Project, and would be built in phases. The Mayor was amazed by his visit earlier in the year, stating that people of Dallas need to be given access to the area.
A number of city leaders are opposed to the idea, concerned that not enough interest would be generated to justify the cost of building. The two non-profit organizations involved are Equest and River Ranch Educational charities, and will provide maintenance and operational costs, although some council members doubt that this would be feasible. If the city agrees to build the facility, the two non-profit organizations will run it, providing programs for disabled people and children who are underprivileged.
City leaders, including the Mayor, who are in favor of the proposed facility believe that the local economy will benefit, along with the whole of Dallas, in addition to providing an opportunity for the children of Dallas to be exposed to nature. The facility, if approved, will host world-class and local events, as well as establishing outreach programs which will benefit the city of Dallas. The first phase would include a visitor center, a covered showcase arena, an uncovered exercise arena, and two horse barns in addition to other facilities. A decision will hopefully be made by Dallas City Council later this month. If the proposed facility goes ahead, local poster printing services will no doubt be among those to benefit in Dallas.