After many months of study, research, community workshops, and meetings with city staff and mayors, our final draft of the Open Space Master Plan is ready for final community review and input. The consultant team of Verdunity and WRT was hired by the Rockwall County Commissioners Court with the recommendation of the Rockwall County Open Space Alliance’s Executive Committee to provide the court and the citizens of Rockwall County with an actionable plan to guide the county and its cities in preserving open spaces throughout the county.

“Open space” can mean parks, bike & hike trails, natural areas, preserved cultural and historic areas, community amenities, and much more.  This plan meshes the online and steering committee surveys with the existing park and trail plans from the cities of Rockwall County and makes strategic and tactical recommendations for us to move forward with.

At the final community meeting held on December 1, 2015, the plan’s highlights were presented and discussed.  You can find the presentation from that meeting here.

You can find a pdf of the Rockwall County Open Space Master Plan here.  Public comments are welcome through Sunday, December 13th. Please send them to

Thank you in advance!