One word Incompetence and Stupid, oh that's two words. Lol
It's inevitable that Dallas would sell the small patches of Dalrocks it's been planted seed by developers for years. They didn't try to manage park for public good i.e. health, because the big money lobby put a choke on budget, so they neglected parks and let it deteriorate, trashes, etc. ..
It's stupid because dallas gets very little money in tax formula as part of the deal. What Dallas citizens lost is a down grade in the quality of life. But people would never know because city had never try to develop parks but just neglected it for years, so to the residents nears Dalrock was just an eye sore. But a water front park in densely populated areas can improve quality of life thus the value of homes in the areas and attract potential employers to the areas surrounding the park.
But hey since when we have any competent city government in Dallas?
Why do I go fishing? To catch a box of fish and/or some quality time under the sun. Thank Heaven I never fail fishing in Texas, catching box fish or plenty of sunburn.