Parks & Recreation Facilities Development Corporation


The North Richland Hills Parks & Recreation Facilities Development Corporation Capital Improvement Program is funded through a voter approved half-cent sales tax authorized to fund the development of parks and recreational facilities for the community. The Corporation was established following voter approval in January 1992.


Since its inception in 1992, many accomplishments have been achieved. 528 acres of park land have been acquired, offering the following parks and recreational services to our citizens:
  • 20 miles of multi-use trails creating a complete network of trails throughout the City
  • 7 community parks
  • 13 neighborhood parks
  • 9 linear parks
  • Richland Tennis Center
  • NRH2O Family Water Park
  • Tipps Canine Hollow Dog Park
  • Davis Emerald Pocket Park
  • Stormy Plaza
  • NRH Senior Center
  • Common Ground NRH Community Garden
The Corporation also provided partial funding for the development of the NRH Centre, completed in April 2012, providing state-of-the-art indoor recreation, senior and banquet facilities for the entire community.


The 7 member Board of Directors is appointed by City Council and comprised of 4 City Council members and 3 citizen members. The Corporation meets annually to review and approve the Parks and Recreation Facility Development Capital Improvement Program budget

Members: Place:

Term Expires:

Tim Welch Place 1 June 30, 2022
Mike Benton Place 2 June 30, 2021
Scott Turnage Place 3 June 30, 2021
Rita Wright Oujesky Place 4 June 30, 2021
Tracye Tipps Place 5 June 30, 2022
Dianne Spradling Place 6 June 30, 2021
Mike Filis Place 7 June 30, 2022