Thursday, February 28, 2008

Here is the letter I received from the city. It states that the city is beginning the legal process for selling the gas from under the parks in our neighborhood.

Michael Dallas


February 25, 2008

Michael Dallas, President
Scenic Shores Neighborhood Association
6138 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth TX 76116

Dear Mr. Dallas:

The City of Fort Worth has been approached by a number of interested parties for the purpose of extracting natural gas from the Barnett Shale Formation. The Parks and Community Services Department has been asked to convert the subsurface of the following parks for the purpose of natural gas drilling and extraction from off site locations:

* Casino Beach Park - 7451 Watercress Drive
* Love Circle Park - 7400 Jacksboro Highway
* Island View Park - 8401 Watercress Drive
* Sunset Park - 8855 Watercress Drive

The City Council will conduct a public hearing, as required by state law (Chapter 26 of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Code), on March 25, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in the City Council Chamber, second floor, City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton Street, 76102. Within thirty days of this letter, public notice of the hearing will be advertised three consecutive times in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and for thirty days at City Hall.

This letter serves to inform your neighborhood of the requested conversions. These conversions would not have an impact on usable park area because there will be no drilling on park property. Attached for your reference is a map of the above mentioned parks.

If you have any questions concerning this matter, please contact me at (817) 871-5744.


David Creek, Park Planning Superintendent
Parks and Community Services Department

cc: The Honorable Carter Burdette, Council District 7
Parks and Community Services Advisory Board
Harold Pitchford, Assistant Director, Parks and Community Service