Carpenter Park is located on the eastern edge of Downtown, near Deep Ellum and East Dallas. When it opens in 2022, it will be the largest park in the urban core at more than 5.6 acres.
Construction is underway on Carpenter Park, which is a renovation and expansion of Carpenter Plaza, a park dedicated in 1981 that was bisected by roads.
The expanded new park will host a broad range of amenities including a basketball court, dog play area, interactive fountain, children’s environmental playscape, gardens and walking paths. The design also integrates a significant piece of public art into the landscape. 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.
Landscape architecture firm Hargreaves Jones, who authored the 2004 Downtown Parks Master Plan and its 2013 Update, is the lead designer of Carpenter Park.