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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Exclusive: Reverchon Park Ballfield Deal on Deathbed; Blewett Wants Neighborhood to Shape Future

By Jon Anderson / September 17, 2020 / 6 Comments

It’s been over eight months since Donnie Nelson’s Reverchon Park Sports and Entertainment LLC gained approval from Dallas City Council to proceed with a contract for redeveloping the 100-year-old Reverchon Park ballfield. (Confused? Here’s some background.) What I’ve since learned is that the January council vote didn’t award a contract per se. What it did […]

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Reverchon Park Open Records Request Stalled To Death

By Jon Anderson / August 20, 2020 / 3 Comments

Over eight months ago, the Dallas City Council approved moving forward with the Park Board’s plan to award their second RFP to the Reverchon Park Sports and Entertainment LLC led by Donnie Nelson. On Jan. 22, I filed an open records request with the city seeking documents surrounding the run-up to the deal’s passage. On […]

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Come Fund Me: An Answer To Funding Infrastructure Victimized By Undertaxing

By Jon Anderson / May 27, 2020 / 4 Comments

Now that restaurants and bars are reopening, so will one of our favorite pastimes. No, not professional sports. I’m talking about complaining about potholes, congestion, and the other acts of simple maintenance our city routinely falls short on. Since Austin is unwilling cease donor brown-nosing and close a 20-year property tax loophole that almost exclusively […]

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Catchups: Reverchon Park Ballfield, Preston Tower, Oak Lawn Airbnbs, Starbucks

By Jon Anderson / April 27, 2020 / 0 Comments

Some topics aren’t enough for a whole column, yet there are updates. So here goes. Back in February, a lawsuit was filed by Park Towers homeowners seeking to undo the city council’s approval of the Reverchon Park RFP.  On March 16, the city responded claiming immunity from – pretty much everything. On March 3, the […]

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City And DART Offer Garages And Trams To Tackle Congestion At Turtle Creek Parks

By Jon Anderson / April 1, 2020 / 10 Comments

The city is currently working on unprecedented updates to the string of Turtle Creek parks bracketed by the Reverchon Park ballfield off Maple Avenue and the Kalita Humphreys Theater at Blackburn. Regardless of whether you view the city’s plans positively or not, they will bring thousands of additional visitors – and their cars – to […]

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