by: Samantha Bradley, Cool Schools Program Director
Texas Trees Foundation's Cool Schools Program is designed to provide green strategies at identified Dallas ISD schools
Below are highlights of the Dallas ISD Cool Schools campuses that have been completed from 2020-2023. Cool School Neighborhood Parks, in partnership with Dallas ISD, Dallas Parks and Recreation Department, and Trust for Public Land, aim to increase park access in the City of Dallas by converting the schoolyard into a public park after hours and on weekends. A Cool School Neighborhood Park has all the features of a Cool School Park as well as a community entrance, allowing the community to enjoy the new playground, walking trail and benches. Cool School Neighborhood Parks also have community engagement opportunities, park activation events, and art and placemaking elements.