Dallas Parks and Recreation Board listens to Katy Trail improvement plan

The Dallas Parks and Recreation Board listened to a pitch for a better Katy Trail on Thursday.

Wayne Smith, president of the Friends of the Katy Trail, presented plans to add more routes on the trail and improve the aging routes that are already there.

Smith's organization thinks it will need to raise $20 million to $25 million to complete the project. They’re also asking the city for $10 million in bond money to make the upgrades.

“The Friends have done very, very well in the past with raising funds,” Smith said. “We feel very confident with what we're looking at this morning. What you’re going to see we'll be able to do that again, but we need your help."

If approved, the money would come out of the 2017 bond package.