The mission of Parks for Downtown Dallas is to transform the landscape of the downtown core through a public-private partnership with the City of Dallas to build the four priority parks identified in the 2004 Downtown Parks Master Plan and the 2013 Downtown Parks Master Plan Update.“Great cities have great parks,” Parks for Downtown Dallas Chairman Robert Decherd has said. And he’s certainly doing his part. Parks for Downtown Dallas is focused on adding 17 acres of new green space to the City, all by 2022. This is in addition to Belo Garden, a 1.7-acre oasis at Griffin and Main streets, that’s already been completed.With this groundswell of community support and awareness, it’s a good time for Dallas parks. Klyde Warren Park, Belo Garden and Main Street Garden have transformed the City’s urban core in the past nine years, through vibrant street activity, connectivity between neighborhoods and so much more. The four new parks will further extend this leafy reach and transition downtown’s palette from gray to green.