Grapevine Parks and Recreation Department; Grapevine, Texas
The City of Grapevine is a historic community nestled in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth metro-plex that has managed to maintain a strong sense of individual character and identity amidst the face pace of surrounding cities. Grapevine is home to numerous regional destinations and attractions, many of which are owned, operated, or partnered with the Grapevine Parks and Recreation Department. The Grapevine Parks and Recreation Department is widely respected as a best-practice agency in the State of Texas for maintaining a consistent standard of excellence and level of service for residents of Grapevine and visitors to the city. Grapevine Parks and Recreation Department operates and manages 38 park sites totaling 1,553 acres, six major recreation and special use facilities, and a network of trails renowned in the state for excellent hiking and mountain biking.
PROS Consulting has worked with the Department for over a decade on many significant projects that include the Department’s most recent Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan, a feasibility study and business plan for the recently opened 108,000 square foot community activities center called the REC, a business plan for the Rockledge Day Use Park, a feasibility study and business plan for the Vineyard RV and Campground, and a revenue plan for properties the Department manages along Lake Grapevine.
The Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan created a shared vision for the agency and was designed to support the Department in continuing to provide innovative and well-balanced facilities and programs in the community. After completion of the feasibility study and the business plan for the community activities center, the City Council and Parks & Recreation Advisory Board fully supported the work on the study and over 76% citizens of Grapevine voted for the bonds to expand and renovate the facility. Other projects PROS has assisted the City with include economic development and business planning initiatives that focused on revenue generation, specifically related to parks, recreation and leisure services. These plans aided the City’s Community Activity and Recreation Center, as well as the development of an RV Park/Campground and day-use park on the banks of Lake Grapevine.