Parks for Downtown Dallas


Parks for Downtown Dallas is a nonprofit foundation whose goal is to establish four new, major downtown parks. Thanks to the passing of the 2017 bond package, which Dallas voters overwhelmingly approved, we’re proud to create Pacific Plaza, Carpenter Park, Harwood Park and West End Plaza in the heart of Downtown Dallas. Join us in our mission to change the face of downtown and ensure our great city enjoys great parks!


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Food Trucks to Keep You Cool This Summer

Who doesn’t love a good food truck? From the ease and convenience of simply walking up to the window to the affordable prices, it’s no wonder these restaurants on wheels are such a hit — especially in the more pedestrian-friendly areas of the Dallas-Fort Worth...
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Iconic Building: Adolphus Hotel

At the center is where the truth lies (or so the saying goes) and the Main Street District, located in the heart of the city, has long defined some of the most authentic aspects of the Dallas experience. Bounded by several iconic roadways — such as Lamar Street, Elm...
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Best Dallas Parks with Water Features

The summer heat is on full-blast now, and, if you’re like most Dallasites, you’re open any and all suggestions for keeping cool. Look no further than the city’s parks system. Not only do Dallas’ green spaces offer ample shade, but they’re also home to some pretty...
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Fourth of July Events Around Dallas

Calling all Yankee Doodle Dandies: America will be observing its birthday in just a few weeks. If you’re wondering where you can best celebrate our nation’s independence, look no further than Downtown Dallas, where you’ll find plenty of events the whole family is sure...
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Summer Activities Around Dallas

It’s summertime and, while the living may be easy, it’s anything but uneventful. That’s why we’ve rounded up the best of what’s happening in and around Downtown Dallas this June, July and August. Whether you’re craving a trip to the theater, opportunities to commune...
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Father’s Day Ideas Around Downtown Dallas

Whether he taught you how to throw a curveball, how to work that old four-on-the-floor (or three-on-a-tree), or the proper (and safe) way to smoke a brisket, your dad deserves to be celebrated. Give the father in your life a special day to remember by taking him to...
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From the Blog

Best Dallas Parks for a Picnic

Dallas may be home to plenty of five-star restaurants, but sometimes the best table in the city is to be found right in the middle of the great outdoors. Our great city's great parks offer picnicking options that can transform a regular meal into a genuine epicurean...

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Dallas-Area Parks with the Best Hiking and Biking Trails

The bluebonnets and Indian blankets are blooming, the mockingbirds and red-winged blackbirds are chirping and the Texas sun is shining, which means there’s no better time to take your exercise outdoors and hit the local trails. The Dallas Park System is one of the...

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5 Things to Do This Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend is always a special occasion, as friends and family gather to honor the sacrifices made by those who have served in our nation’s armed forces. Whichever way you choose to observe the holiday — with traditional remembrances or by creating new...

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