The Emerald Isle Neighborhood Association will deliver a petition bearing 7,000 signatures to City Hall today. The petition urges the Park Department and the Dallas Arboretum to reconsider using grassy areas at Winfrey Point for parking. Neighborhood association president Chris Herron says he is on the speakers list for today’s City Council meeting, and he will be accompanied by a few neighbors and supporters. The petition will be delivered to council after the meeting.

State Rep. Eric Johnson sent a letter this week to arboretum chairman Brian Shivers, offering to help resolve the conflict before it becomes a legal battle. The Dallas Morning News has the whole letter.

In other Winfrey Point news, our intern Joanna Raines found this meditation video for the park on the interwebs.