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Building a path for cyclists

February 24, 2012

24 Feb 2012 by Emily Toman Preston Hollow Advocate   “I think we need to erode that fortress mentality. Bike lanes and bike trails do some of that,” says Lee Kleinman, North Dallas’ District 11 Park Board member who also sat on the steering committee for the Bike Plan. “I think people are frustrated in […]

Griggs and Hunt: Why Weren’t We Told Bike Plan Would Be Hard, Expensive to Carry Out?

December 12, 2011

By Leslie Minora Mon., Dec. 12 2011 at 2:02 PM Dallas Observer “After the meeting, Kleinman told Unfair Park he couldn’t understand why there were suddenly so many obstacles. “Why are we not getting a ‘we can do this’ approach?” he asked. He speculated that since this plan is less glamorous and more practical than […]

Park and Recreation among departments that could be hit hard by Dallas budget cuts

February 17, 2011

By STEVE THOMPSON The Dallas Morning News Published: 17 February 2011 11:27 PM “Some Park Board members even talked Thursday about possibly shuttering all the centers. “Maybe we just shouldn’t be operating our recreation centers anymore,” said board member Lee Kleinman. “I’d rather see us have decent parks where at least they’re always open and […]

Dallas leaders tout capital projects amid rising debt

September 21, 2010

By STEVE THOMPSON The Dallas Morning News Published: 21 September 2010 12:55 PM “But as the city fights to maintain the facilities it has, some have questioned whether the time is right to buy more. “At a time when we are under a lot of budget constraints and a lot of concerns, I just want […]

New leader of Dallas Park Board is changing landscape of system

September 7, 2010

By STEVE THOMPSON The Dallas Morning News Published: 07 September 2010 06:46 AM “Board member Lee Kleinman said he was a little taken aback at first.’I was kind of like, OK, so here we are getting directed as to how much time we have or don’t have,’ Kleinman said. ‘But then, when he actually ran […]

Dallas rec centers won’t have to cut their hours as much as expected, thanks to landfill earnings

August 20, 2010

By STEVE THOMPSON The Dallas Morning News Published: 20 August 2010 06:48 AM “Park officials have said that under a once-per-month mowing cycle, weeds could grow 18 inches high.”While we’re hearing a lot about particularly rec centers and pools, those serve very niche groups,” board member Lee Kleinman said. “We do own 22,000 acres of […]

Park and Rec Board Wants You to Attend First-Ever “Dallas Parks Stakeholders’ Summit”

August 19, 2010

Dallas Observer By Robert Wilonsky Thu., Aug. 19 2010 at 10:07 AM “Board member and summit organizer Lee Kleinman makes it clear in this morning’s announcement that the event’s tied to forthcoming Park and Rec budget cuts that “will have an obvious visual and functional impact on parks,” per the City Hall summary. “We want […]

Don’t Worry Bout the Pizza. You’ll Ride it Off When the Trail’s Built

June 9, 2010

by Eric Nicholson Dallas Observer June 9, 2010 Back in the day (e.g. Feb. 17) I wrote in the print product about the formation of the Friends of the Northaven Trail to support the yet-to-be-built concrete pathway that will stretch, after the first phase of construction is complete, from Preston Road east to Central Expressway, […]