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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Evaluating Dallas’ ParkScore Index

Every citizen deserves a great park within a 10-minute walk of their home — this is the premise behind the Trust for Public Land's ParkScore Index. Using this comprehensive tool, every year TPL evaluates park access and park quality in the 100 largest cities in the...
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Romantic Ideas for Valentine’s Day Dates in Downtown Dallas

Love is definitely in the air as the biggest date night of the year approaches. Have you locked down your plans for Valentine's Day? If you’re still deciding on how to treat your sweetheart to something truly special this year, look to these festive activities in and...
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5 Little-Known Gems in Downtown Dallas Neighborhoods

It seems like every week brings some hot new development to Downtown Dallas, and with it exciting opportunities to explore the best of what our city has to offer. But trendy spots can mean large crowds and extra difficulties seeing, doing and enjoying. Relax into the...
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Indoor Activities to Check Out this Winter in Downtown Dallas

Although Texas is known for its mild winters, we're still vulnerable to the occasional Arctic blast that can send temperatures plunging well below freezing, and for days at a time. As soon as that chill fills the air, we like to take advantage of all that Downtown...
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A Look at Our Designers: Notable Works from SWA and Hargreaves Associates

Two of the city's new Downtown parks — Carpenter Park and Pacific Plaza — will be breaking ground in the coming years, with Pacific Plaza's ceremony just months away. That means there's no better occasion to recognize the efforts of a group instrumental to the...
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We Can Work It Out: 5 Places to Kickstart Your Exercise Regimen in 2018

Sunshine may be in short supply during January, but it's still one of our favorite months of the year. January is a time of bright beginnings and endless possibilities, the month where we all set aside time to decide what exactly we want from the next 365 days. And,...
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