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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Halloween Events and Trick or Treating Tips around Downtown Dallas

Halloween comes only once a year, but, whether you’re taking the tots trick-or-treating or heading out for some 21-and-over festivities, Dallas has far too much going for it to limit the fun to just one night. As October comes to an end this year, Downtown Dallas, in...
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Fall Happenings at the Dallas Farmers Market

In 2013, the City of Dallas transferred management of its historic Farmers Market to a public/private partnership. This decision has been a boon to the Market and the local businesses that sell fresh-from-the-fields produce, meat, dairy, small-batch goods (such as...
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Texas/OU Activities around Downtown Dallas

Whoever first quipped that "everything’s bigger in Texas" still couldn’t have imagined the Red River Showdown. Each year, the University of Texas Longhorns square off against the University of Oklahoma Sooners in one of the most eagerly anticipated college football...
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Iconic Downtown Dallas Building: Union Station

Without The Reunion District's towering, sleek columns of steel and glass, the Downtown Dallas skyline would not cut its instantly recognizable profile. But while these skyscrapers might evoke visions of the city’s bigger-is-better, entrepreneurial, innovatory...
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Fall Festivities in Downtown Dallas

It’s fall in North Central Texas. What will the new season hold for you? To find out, you could head over to Klyde Warren Park, where Major Tom Schick, a tarot master and fortune teller, will give free readings on Friday and Saturday evenings through Oct. 31 (also...
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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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From the Blog

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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