Lewisville City Council hears results from 10-Minute Walk Campaign study

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Lewisville City Council listened to results and recommendations from a study about what the future of parks in the city looks like at its July 1 meeting.

Lewisville Parks and Recreation Director Stacie Anaya presented to council the results of the national study visit that was part of the 10-Minute Walk Campaign for Lewisville.

The campaign seeks to give everyone in every city in the United States access to a high-quality park or green space within a 10-minute walk of their home, according to its website.

The study looked at an area named “the triangle,” which is enclosed by I-35, SH 121 and Corporate Drive.

There are over 4,000 residents in the triangle, and almost a quarter of them are under 16. In addition, the study showed 406 children in the area are living in poverty.

“Currently, 60.4% of Lewisville residents live within a 10-minute walk to a park, and it’s the city’s goal to be at 85% by 2025,” Anaya said.

Some of the recommendations to reach this goal are to add three parks, make the Timber Creek corridor accessible to Central Park and, eventually, the multigenerational center THRIVE.

In addition, the city has been going out and having “mobile parks,” which involves bringing portable soccer goals, basketball hoops and other activities to an area.

“[The mobile park] has been eye-opening experience,” Anaya said. “We are learning a lot about what the community wants in its parks.”

The city will continue to do pop-up events throughout the coming months to continue learning what the community within the triangle desires in a park.

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