Weekly Update: April 5, 2024
Posted on 04/05/2024
Weekly Update: April 5, 2024

The City of Duncanville engaged MRB Group to undertake an Economic Development Organizational Assessment. As a key stakeholder in Duncanville's economic development efforts, we ask you to fill out this survey to show your perspectives on how we are currently structured for economic development functions and current and future economic opportunities and challenges the City faces. Your feedback will inform MRB Group on the best path forward for City economic development strategies and organization.TAKE THE SURVEY

Please complete this survey by Friday, April 12, 2024 at 5:00 PM. If you have questions, please email [email protected]

Call 811 Before You Dig Llame al 811 antes de excavar
Every year in April, National Safe Digging Month is an opportunity to remind homeowners, contractors, and professional excavators to keep communities safe by calling 811 before any digging project. 

Did you know that the most common cause of outside natural gas leaks is digging or construction that disturbs natural gas pipelines? Pipelines carry natural gas around the clock to more than 76 million homes and businesses in the United States, yet we seldom notice these energy superhighways because they are underground.

Become a safety ambassador and visit atmosenergy.com/call811pledge to sign the Atmos Energy Call 811 Pledge!


Battalion Chief Robert Gideon retired from active duty on March 30, 2024. He served Duncanville for 35 years and six months. Congratulations to Robert, and we wish him all the best for a well-deserved retirement!

Regional Emergency Management Operations Coordinator Lauren Sanchez continues to prepare the region for the solar eclipse. She has held several meetings with the public safety departments, school districts, and each city’s planning team. Ms. Sanchez also participated in the Dallas County Hazard Mitigation planning process.

The move-in process for the new Fire Station continues. Crews have done a fantastic job organizing it. 


The Duncanville Police Department will host a Light of Hope event on April 25 at Lakeside Park in observance of Crime Victim’s Rights Week.

Light of Hope Event

Officer Arias and Sergeant Byrd attended a Strategic Public Information Officer course hosted by the Center for American and International Law. This course covered topics from planning community messaging to cultivating relationships with local media.

The Police Department will host a Civil Service exam on June 8. Learn more.

Duncanville Police Department is Now Hiring!


Accounting & Reporting – Week of March 28 – April 3: 

  • Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) Payments: 45 invoices were processed, totaling $536,046.62.
  • Check Payments: 32 invoices were processed, totaling $147,361.33.



Armstrong Park

  • Staff removed fencing and opened the Kidsville playground.
  • Installation of sod has been completed throughout Kidsville.
  • Crews have installed security cameras at parks.
  • The new crab at Kidsville Splashpad has been painted.
  • Daily procedures have been updated to perform preventative maintenance at Kidsville playground.
  • Crews installed additional signage at Kidsville.
  • The restroom at Kidsville has been updated to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.


  • Crews repaired irrigation heads.
  • The fountain at Harrington Park has been repaired.
  • Crews began to install seasonal plants throughout the City.
  • Crews performed clean-up operations at parks throughout the City.
  • Down trees at Parks have been removed.
  • Crews performed athletic field maintenance. 
  • Staff conducted scheduled tree maintenance.

Duncanville Fieldhouse

The 2024 B.O.S.S. Summer Camp registration begins on April 15.

Upcoming Events:

  • Bridge Academy Youth Basketball Tournament, three courts – Friday, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Tha Answer Basketball Tournament, three courts – Saturday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Duncanville Islamic Center IFTAR Service, three courts – Saturday, 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM

D.L. Hopkins Jr. Senior Center

Become a member today! The minimum age to join is 50 years old. For more information, contact the Senior Center at (972) 707-3864.

Upcoming Events

Recreation Center            

Easter Eggstravaganza RECAP

Over 2,000 guests joined us for this year’s Easter Eggstravaganza event. Kids of all ages, along with their parents, played tug-a-war, balloon toss, bucket splash, sack races, bounce houses, and an Easter Egg Hunt. There were four Easter Egg Hunt Zones (0-4, 5-8, 9-12, 13 and up), music, and dancing. The Easter Bunny spent the entire time taking pictures with children and parents.

Easter Eggstravaganza

Graphic: Kidsville Grand Opening

Kidsville Grand Opening – Saturday, April 6, 2024 | 4:00 PM

Join us for the anticipated Grand Opening of the new Kidsville Playground and Splash Pad at Armstrong Park. Attendees can play, splash, enjoy free hot dogs and drinks, and much more!

Contact the Recreation Center at (972) 780-5070 for more information.

Graphic: Super Mario Bros. Movie in the Park

Movies in the Park featuring The Super Mario Bros. Movie – Saturday, April 6, 2024 | 8:00 PM

Join us Saturday, April 6th, at the Poe-Hobden Amphitheater at Armstrong Park for Movies at the Park, featuring The Super Mario Bros. Movie! Admission is FREE. The movie will begin at sundown (approximately 8:00 PM). Don’t forget to bring your blanket or lawn chair.

Contact the Recreation Center at (972) 780-5070 for more information.

Graphic: Dark in the Park

Dark in the Park: A Solar Eclipse Festival

Sunday, April 7, 2024, | 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM  |  Monday, April 8, 12:00 PM to 3:00PM

Join us for Dark in the Park, an exhilarating Solar Eclipse Festival beginning on Sunday, April 7, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM and continuing Monday, April 8, 2024, from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. This eagerly anticipated two-day event, set to coincide with the 2024 solar eclipse, promises an unforgettable experience for residents and visitors alike.

On Sunday, April 7, enjoy the electrifying sounds of The Emerald City Band. 
Alongside live entertainment, attendees can explore vendors offering unique goods and services and indulge in family-friendly activities, including a thrilling zipline adventure against the night sky. 

On Monday, April 8, attendees can secure their ideal spot for witnessing the solar eclipse. 
A talented DJ will keep the energy high with an eclectic mix of tunes. Vendors and family activities will ensure there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Plus, free eclipse sunglasses will be provided to the first 2,500 attendees for a safe and enjoyable viewing experience.

For more information, contact Angela Owens at (972) 780-5094 or [email protected].

Duncanville 300 Jr. Grand Prix

Duncanville 300 Jr. Grand Prix – Saturday, April 20, 2024 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

The Duncanville 300 Jr. Grand Prix is back! Join us for a fun event at the Duncanville Recreation Center on Saturday, April 20. We have just over 10 Big Wheel tricycles for races that will take place upstairs on the walking track. In addition, we will build a mini track for the tikes on the West court in the gym. Lastly, we will have obstacle courses, prizes, popcorn, candy, and water for spectators. Admission is FREE. Contact the Recreation Center at (972) 780-5070 for more information.

Concert in the Park feat. Hazard County

Concert in the Park feat. Hazard County – Saturday, April 27, 2024 | 7:00 PM

Join us on Saturday, April 27, at the Poe-Hobden Amphitheater at Armstrong Park for a Concert in the Park feat. Hazard County. This band has opened for big-name groups at Billy Bobs, such as Travis Tritt, Kameron Marlowe, Shenandoah, and Jake Worthington. Spectators can sing along to country favorites and dance the night away. Admission is FREE. The concert will begin at 7:00 PM. Don’t forget to bring your blanket or lawn chair. Contact the Recreation Center at (972) 780-5070 for more information.


Street Division

  • A fallen tree from the Utility easement at N. Home Street, W. Danieldale Rd., and Cedar Hill Rd. have been removed. 
  • Fourteen right-of-way utility locates have been marked throughout the City.
  • Crews poured an ADA ramp at Magnolia Ln. and Acton Ave.
  • Sixteen potholes have been patched on Acton Ave., E. Redbird Ln., Cockrell Hill Rd., and Alexander Ave.
  • Drive approach tie-ins were repaired at Linkcrest Dr., La Plata Dr., and Wren Ave.
  • Crews planted sod in drainage right-of-way on Jellison Blvd.

Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Construction

Fire Station

  • Temporary irrigation is scheduled to be removed by April 5.
  • Core Construction is continuing to complete punch list items. 

Cherry Alley Phase 1

  • The project is complete, and the final inspection will be scheduled for this week. 
  • The alley is open for residents’ use. 

E. Danieldale Rd. Reconstruction and Utility Improvements Project

  • Oncor will install power in the next ten days to light up the monument and activate the new controllers. 

Ten Mile Creek Embankment and Drainage Improvements

  • The cofferdam has been installed, and a ramp to one of the construction sites has been constructed. 

Wren Ave. and Oriole Blvd. Water Main Replacement I-20 Aerial Crossing

  • Crews are installing the 12” water line over the storm sewer on Oriole Blvd. and the 12” water main on the south side of I-20 service road.

Softwood Dr. Sanitary Sewer Aerial Crossing Repair

  • Construction has commenced. Crews set up traffic control and saw-cut the street and curb.


The Human Resources Department is currently recruiting for the following positions:


Neighborhood Services Completed 4 Abatements at the following locations:

  • Freeman Street
  • Linda Lane
  • Trail Ridge
  • Cherry Street



A total of 1,970 single-family rental properties have been registered to date, with two new properties registered since the last update. Nineteen inspections have been completed since the previous update; nine passed, ten failed, and 0 were canceled. The primary reasons for the failed inspections were the absence of GFCI protection and missing carbon monoxide and smoke detectors.

Since the Single-Family Rental Registration Program inspections in April 2024, 112 Certificates of Occupancy have been re-issued.

This week, 94 Building inspections and 22 health Inspections were conducted. The total amount of fees collected was $27,386.50.

This week, 120 permits were issued. 



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