Carpenter Park is located on the eastern edge of Downtown, near Deep Ellum and East Dallas. Since its opening on May 3, 2022, it is now the largest park in the urban core at nearly 6 acres.
Construction is underway on Carpenter Park, located on the east side of Downtown. This project 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”.
Landscape architecture firm Hargreaves Jones, who authored the 2004 Downtown Parks Master Plan and its 2013 Update, is the lead designer of Carpenter Park.