An alert FrontBurnervian points us to this post on the Save Winfrey Point blog, wherein a link is provided to newly obtained documents showing the Arboretum’s master plan for Winfrey Point. Most interesting is a 2010 email written by Arboretum honcho Mary Brinegar. She says she “darted up in bed” with the idea of taking over all of Winfrey Point.
Hey, I get her side. The Arboretum is growing. The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden is going to be super sweet when it opens in 2013. But it really is this simple: you don’t build a parking garage in a park. Green space, not cars. Everyone else everywhere in the world already knows this. And even if you haven’t figured that out yet, you shouldn’t be so secretive about your plans. Because that’s our land. It belongs to the citizens of Dallas. We’d like to have a say in how it gets used.