Friends of Reverchon Park

Nelson Out: Reverchon Park’s Future In Community’s Fundraising Hands

By Jon Anderson / October 1, 2020 / 4 Comments

After months of deadlines missed, at noon Wednesday, the Parks Department ceased negotiations with Donnie Nelson’s Reverchon Park Sports and Entertainment LLC. “Negotiation” isn’t the correct word as it conjures two sides working on a deal – a stage this deal never seemed to arrive at. City attorneys are saying the next steps for the […]

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Reverchon Park Open Records Request Yields Few Documents

By Jon Anderson / March 18, 2020 / 0 Comments

Back in January, I filed an open records request seeking documents relating to the Reverchon Park ballfield negotiations with Reverchon Park Sports & Entertainment LLC. This initial trove is almost entirely official documents between last December and January and doesn’t include what I assume is the richer vein of email traffic between stakeholders (assume that’s […]

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City of Dallas Claims Immunity in Reverchon Park Ballpark Suit

By Jon Anderson / March 16, 2020 / 2 Comments

Back in 1964, Leslie Gore recorded “You Don’t Own Me,” a song whose lyrics included, “I’m free and I love to be free, To live my life the way I want, To say and do whatever I please.”  This kinda encapsulates the city’s response to the Reverchon Park lawsuit filed last month by neighboring residents […]

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Latest Response To Reverchon Open Records Request Definitely Odd

By Jon Anderson / February 27, 2020 / 0 Comments

The saga of my open records request surrounding the city’s Reverchon Park ballfield deal continues – this time, a mildly humorous misreading by me. You will recall that last time I was told that there were a lot of items that fell under attorney/client privilege. That stuff still awaits a ruling by the state Attorney […]

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Jon Anderson: I Couldn’t Care Less About Reverchon Park

By Jon Anderson / February 27, 2020 / 7 Comments

I have to say that while it’s part of the job, it’s still annoying when some people just don’t get me. Reverchon is simply the latest. So here goes. I don’t give a fig what happens in Reverchon. I’ve told most people I speak with that I wouldn’t care if there was a second American […]

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Were Reverchon Park RFPs Doing Bidder’s Bidding?

By Jon Anderson / February 25, 2020 / 5 Comments

In December 2016, the Friends of Reverchon Park briefed the city Parks Department about how they “proposed the redevelopment of the existing [baseball] field by means of a long term agreement with a self-funded private entity.” As you can see from the slide above delivered at that meeting, Friends of Reverchon had some specific parameters […]

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