A Look at the Layout For Dallas Arboretum's Children's Adventure Garden Opening in 2012

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A couple of months ago, Tim Rogers provided a generous peek at the miniature version of the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden scheduled to take root at the Dallas Arboretum some time next year. Says the Arboretum of the $50-million, seven-acre site, it'll be an "outdoor laboratory that will delight and enlighten children of all ages" featuring 15 classrooms amongst its myriad other features, including but certainly not limited to waterfalls and elevated walkways and an observation tower.

For those having a hard time wondering exactly where it's going (on E. Lawther, right on White Rock Lake), so happens it's on the City Plan Commission's agenda for next week, amongst several other items of note we'll get to shortly. City staff wholeheartedly recommends the commission's okee-doke, as do I.
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JT
JT

How about asking the good folks at the Arboretum when they decided to engage the neighboring property owners about this development plan? March 22, 2011. Thant's when....

Not a good way to instill trust in the development process when there is no direct outreach to the adjacent homeowners until 2 days before the City Plan Commission meeting to request approval of the development plan. Shame on you Mary B and Robert Reeves and Assoc. you both know better!

John
John

This is coming at the cost of possibly the most important function of the garden. The research and growing that occurs in the greenhouses "behind the scenes," is the main reason the place is internationally known.

Now all that will be demolished...

gshelton
gshelton

They have land across the street they are going to use for the Greenhouses

John
John

Nope, that will be more parking

Jordan
Jordan

skip to page 84 of the plan commission's pdf for details and location

cp
cp

That looks like one messed up fallopian tube......

richard schumacher
richard schumacher

Where will the expanded parking, auditoriums and interpretive centers be built?

Soon the Arboretum will be rid of all those annoying trees. Thank goodness.

Sunbaked
Sunbaked

Kids need trees? What kind of arboretum would that be?

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