Parks for Downtown Dallas

Parks for Downtown Dallas is a nonprofit foundation whose goal is to establish four new, major downtown parks. PfDD has pledged $44 million to the City of Dallas if it will include $35 million in the 2017 bond program to create Carpenter Park, Pacific Plaza, Harwood Park and West End Plaza. Join us in our mission to change the face of downtown and ensure our great city enjoys great parks!

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Best Places to Watch the State Fair of Texas Parade in Downtown Dallas

Suffice to say the State Fair of Texas is a pretty big deal. Dallas' Fair Park welcomes nearly 2.4 million fairgoers each year. Those attendees spend about $56 million on admission and tickets to play Midway games, ride rides, marvel at the latest car and truck models...
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Why the Bond Initiative Matters this Election

Dallas goes to the polls Nov. 7, 2017. On the ballot: The city’s 2017 Capital Bond Program, which funds areas of public life from streets and transportation to libraries, and from flood control and storm drainage to the preservation of the architectural treasures...
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By the Numbers: How Parks Improve a City

Frederick Law Olmsted, the architect of Central Park, once summed up the goal of park design as satisfying people's needs for “long spaces that you could dream away in.” This founding father of American parks may have been driven by philosophical passions, but he was...
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Upcoming Outdoor Activities in Downtown Dallas

Fall is blowing in, and with it such beloved traditions as football games, bonfires and — at least in recent years — pumpkin spice everything. Color us biased, but we think there’s no better place to revel in this beautiful season than Downtown Dallas. Autumn means...
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How New Parks in the Bond Initiative will benefit Dallas

On June 28, the Dallas City Council approved the 2017 Capital Bond Program. From the construction of brand-new facilities to larger investments in existing infrastructure, this proposal is truly wide-ranging. Its fate will determine whether or not Dallas is able to...
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What to Know about the Bike Share Program in Downtown Dallas

As children, we learned that "sharing means caring." As adults, we’re learning that sharing is just plain smart. To wit: the sharing economy. In recent years, a sizable proportion of Americans have become far less attached to the idea of ownership. Millennials and...
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Why the Bond Initiative Matters this Election

Dallas goes to the polls Nov. 7, 2017. On the ballot: The city’s 2017 Capital Bond Program, which funds areas of public life from streets and transportation to libraries, and from flood control and storm drainage to the preservation of the architectural treasures...

read more

By the Numbers: How Parks Improve a City

Frederick Law Olmsted, the architect of Central Park, once summed up the goal of park design as satisfying people's needs for “long spaces that you could dream away in.” This founding father of American parks may have been driven by philosophical passions, but he was...

read more

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