Carpenter Park: 2201 Pacific Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201
Construction is underway on Carpenter Park, located at the eastern edge of Downtown Dallas near Deep Ellum and East Dallas. The park site is bounded by Live Oak Street, Cesar Chavez Boulevard, Pacific Avenue and Pearl Street. Carpenter Park is the renovation and expansion of Carpenter Plaza, a park dedicated in 1981.
When Carpenter Plaza reopens as Carpenter Park, it will be the largest park in the urban core at more than 5.6 acres. Award-winning landscape architecture firm Hargreaves Jones, who authored the 2004 Downtown Parks Master Plan and its 2013 Update, led the design team for the new park which features a broad range of amenities including a dog play area, basketball court, interactive fountain, children’s environmental playscape, gardens and walking paths.
The new park will showcase two significant pieces of sculpture. Robert Irwin’s Portal Park Piece (Slice) has been reconceptualized by the artist and renamed Portal Park Slice for the new site conditions in the renovated park. Robert Berks’ statue of John W. Carpenter will also be reinstalled.
Carpenter Park is the third of four Downtown parks to be constructed as a result of a public-private partnership between the Dallas Park and Recreation Department and Parks for Downtown Dallas. Additional financial support has been provided by the Carpenter Family.
The park is estimated to be complete in spring 2022.