Park and Trail bonds on the ballot this November

Learn about what’s on the ballot in your part of Texas. Here are the 2020 outdoor ballot initiatives that are worth checking out at the polls.

What bonds are on the ballot that will create more greenspaces near me?

I’ve talked to people that say that ‘they don’t vote because their vote doesn’t count’, and while that’s not quite accurate, it’s even more so on your local ballots. A lot of propositions, bonds, and initiatives get passed/rejected because lack of awareness.

Most local governments have bonds on elections that happen earlier in the year, but there are a few on the national election that happens November 3rd, 2020. While not extensive, here is a list of a handful of bonds on the ballot around Texas.

If you have information about a bond or proposition in your area that is not listed here, PLEASE, PLEASE send it to The Texas Trailhead team in contact for below:

State Wide

Central Texas:

Hays county voters have a $75 million bond on the table for parks in the San Marcos, Kyle areas. Learn more about the bond here. Additionally, Buda, TX has a bond (prop 5.)on the ballot that would designate $8 million to renovate trails in the town.

Williamson County, Pflugerville, TX., Prob B would allocate $42.3 million to the park and recreation department for various projects including trail maintenance. Learn more about Prop B here.

Houston, East Texas:

Fort Bend got approval to put a bond on the Nov. 3rd ballot that could allocate $38.4 million to the local parks. A full list of what areas are requesting funds is here.

Dallas, North Texas:

Smalltown, USA had a park bond delayed earlier in the year to the November ballot, and while it’s definitely a smaller number- all outdoor spaces are essential. Learn more about the project from Fate, TX here.

South Texas, Gulf Coast:

Corpus Christi has $12 million of an approved bond that would help restore parks in the area.

Patagonia Action Works

Patagonia has set up Action Works to find communities, volunteer groups, and clean-up efforts in your neck of the woods. Just enter your location and find resources for various programs that will help your communities.

According to Patagonia, “For almost 40 years, Patagonia has supported grassroots groups working to find solutions to the environmental crisis. But in this time of unprecedented threats, it’s often hard to know the best way to get involved. That’s why we’re connecting individuals with our grantees, in order to take action on the most pressing issues facing the world today.”

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