In the past three years, Parks for Downtown Dallas and The Decherd Foundation have acquired the land for Harwood Park, located in the Harwood Historic District, to create a space that will serve the fast-growing Dallas Farmers Market area, the recently announced East Quarter District, and connect downtown with Deep Ellum. The site is already a storied one, containing several buildings of historical significance that will be incorporated into the park’s design.
Because of this combination of structures and the size of this 3.8 acre park site, the design concept includes large lawns and gathering areas, sports and entertainment activities, a large children’s play area and multi-function spaces for events.
Sustainability is also an integral part of this park’s design. Ten Eyck Landscape Architects and Quimby McCoy Preservation Architecture have created plans that keep the environment at the forefront while promoting fun and natural beauty. The inclusion of a linear rain garden is just one example of how form meets function here.
This will be the last of the four parks to be constructed. Stay up-to-date on plans for Harwood Park on Facebook,Twitter,Instagram, and our Parks for Downtown Dallas newsletter.