Don’t dump your ducks at Kidd Springs Park.
The Dallas Park Department noticed a surge of people abandoning their unwanted waterfowl pets at the park, which have to be trapped and relocated.
Also, nobody likes to hear this, but, please don’t feed the ducks and geese, either.
Bread is especially bad for waterfowl because it is high in calories and low in nutrition. So birds can fill up on it and deny themselves needed nutrients. That can cause a disease called “angel wing” that can render them incurably flightless, according to Popular Science. The city installed “Do not feed the ducks” signs in July.
But it is OK to fish in and have contact with the Kidd Springs pond and water rill.
The city found the source of the park’s spring and earlier this year finished building a water rill that flows spring water into the pond.
The city also improved the dam and shoreline. Those projects cost about $726,578.
Plus, the city broke ground on a $4.5 million aquatics center, a six-lane lap pool and a separate pool with flume slides and a jungle gym, plus a 3,000-square-foot bathhouse with showers and dressing rooms. It is expected to open in 2020.