DALLAS, TEXAS, January 2, 2020 – Parks for Downtown Dallas, the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department and the community will celebrate the start of Downtown’s newest park this month – West End Square. What is currently a surface parking lot closed today for the start of construction.
Corgan has committed a $100,000 donation toward construction of the park. Amy M. Meadows, CEO of Parks for Downtown Dallas, said “A strong public-private partnership involving leading corporations like Corgan is critical to help the City of Dallas create four new Downtown parks. This shared vision will result in a network of parks that stitch our urban neighborhoods together and contribute to a more livable, environmentally sustainable future for Dallas.”
Steve Hulsey, President of Corgan said “We’re honored to have the opportunity to serve as a partner with the Parks of Downtown Dallas in creating spaces that bring people together and enhance our communities. At Corgan, we believe in the power of place—in the marriage of built environments and intentional outdoor spaces like this that shape a rich, vibrant streetscape and make a meaningful difference in our neighborhood and our lives. Corgan has a long history in the Dallas area and with more than 400 employees in the West End, we are excited to invest in shaping the urban fabric of the city where we live, work, and play.”
West End Square is the second of four priority parks recommended in the 2013 Downtown Parks Master Plan Update that Parks for Downtown Dallas is building in partnership with the City of Dallas. Landscape architecture firm James Corner Field Operations led the design of West End Square.
The design balances history and innovation, creating a much-needed neighborhood park catered to the District’s growing population as well as a testing ground for incorporating technology in a public space. The design features an outdoor workroom, porch swings, and a u-shaped steel trellis envisioned as a flexible armature for a plug-and-play approach to technologies that may be incorporated over time as the Square’s uses and needs evolve.
West End Square, a little less than one acre in size, will be the only centrally-located green space in the West End Historic District. The site is bound by Market Street to the east, Corbin Street to the south, North Record Street to the west and the old Spaghetti Warehouse building to the north. Park construction is estimated to take 12 months.
Parks for Downtown Dallas, Dallas Park & Recreation Department and the community will gather on January 13, 2020 at Dallas City Hall to celebrate breaking ground on the new Downtown park.
- WHAT: Virtual Groundbreaking featuring a video tour of West End Square
- WHEN: Monday, January 13, 2020, 4:00pm
- WHERE: Dallas City Hall, Flag Room (6E South) – 1500 Marilla Street Dallas, Texas 75201
About Parks for Downtown Dallas
Parks for Downtown Dallas (PfDD) was established in 2015 when its predecessor organization, The Belo Foundation, pledged its assets to the design and construction of the four priority parks identified in the 2013 Downtown Parks Master Plan Update. Since reconstituting in 2015, the organization’s focus has shifted to the funding, designing and constructing Pacific Plaza, West End Square, Carpenter Park and Harwood Park. www.parksfordowntowndallas.org
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