Paul Dyer is the director of the Dallas Park and Recreation Department. In a statement released by the Arboretum, he said:
“More and more people are using and visiting White Rock Lake and currently, there is inadequate parking. People visiting the lake and attending the many runs and ball games often turn to dangerous and illegal parking. Further, grass that’s left unmowed is a fire hazard and threatens homes in the area.”
People come to the lake because it’s pretty, not because the parking is plentiful. Also, by his logic, we should cut down all the trees. They, too, are a fire hazard.
I am amazed that this man has the job he does.