COME OUT TONIGHT AT 6!! Members of the Save Winfrey Point movement will be protesting the Arboretum's plans to privatize Winfrey Point at the East Dallas Chamber of Commerce Meeting at Winfrey Point from 6:00 to 6:30 pm tonight. In attendance will be Councilman Sheffie Kadane, Parks Director Paul Dyer, and District 9's Park Rep Gerrald Worrall. The East Dallas Chamber of Commerce is a private organization and the meeting is private, but we do plan to exercise our right to assemble in the parking lot.
Documents have recently been uncovered that prove the Arboretum is attempting to privatize all of Winfrey Point by getting the Dallas Board of Parks and Recreation to put the area in the Arboretum's PD or Planned Development area. Maps shows plans to move ball fields, pave parking lots and build a parking garage at Winfrey Point. Despite the denials from the Arboretum, the plan is far advanced after 18 months of clandestine meetings and White Rock Park lovers are mighty upset about it.
I have let all area news channels know about the protest.