The City of Kennedale is one of just seven Texas municipalities awarded Scenic City Certification today by the Scenic City Certification Program of Scenic Texas. The City of Kennedale received special recognition.
This five-year certification (2013-2018) was granted by Scenic Texas and its Program Partners pursuant to a very
thorough review of infrastructure programs for public roadways and public spaces, in particular:
Strong standards to enhance the visual character of its streetscapes including sign regulation and landscaping
Emphasis on establishing and protecting parks, trails and open spaces
Programs such as Keep Kennedale Beautiful and the establishment of a natural park to promote healthy riparian wildlife and provide passive recreation.
Of the 1,200 cities and towns in Texas, only six earned new Scenic City designation in 2013. One previously-certified city
earned an upgrade of its original certification level received in 2011.
The Scenic City Certification Program is the first in the United States to incorporate a comprehensive set of model standards for design and development of public roadways and public spaces into one program. Applicant cities present their existing standards for assessment and scoring against the model. Cities with the highest evaluation scores are certified.