Leasing of City Property

City Land for Natural Gas Production

The City of North Richland Hills had worked to identify and lease city-owned land that may be used for natural gas production. The leases were issued to companies based on their reputation, financial ability to provide services, safety record and history of complying with government regulations. Any company leasing city-owned minerals is required to obtain a permit for gas drilling, provide liability insurance and comply with state and federal regulations and city ordinances. If and when drilling takes place, the city will inspect the site on a regular basis to ensure it is safe and operating properly.

Approved Mineral Leases

The City Council has approved mineral leases for city-owned property at the following locations:
  • Cross Timbers Park
  • Fossil Creek Park
  • Green Valley Park
  • JB Sandlin Park
  • Linda Spurlock Park
  • Little Bear Creek Park
  • Municipal Complex off Mid-Cities Boulevard
  • Municipal property around Walker Creek
  • Northfield Park
  • Richfield Park

At this time, the only city-owned property where drilling may occur is Little Bear Creek Park. Gas deposits under other city-owned property will be reached through horizontal drilling.