Photo Gallery: Here Are the Winners of AIA Dallas’ 2020 Built Design Awards ” Dallas Innovates

The Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Dallas) virtually gathered members, industry professionals, local leaders, and architecture enthusiasts on Oct. 8 for its annual celebration of outstanding design. The event, the 2020 Built Design Honor Awards, recognizes built projects from Dallas or Northeast Texas architects that exemplify excellence.

Parks for Downtown Dallas aims for 14 acres of new Dallas parks

After nearly a decade of planning, Carpenter Park broke ground on September 30, 2020. When Carpenter Park opens in 2022, it will be the largest City park…

Dallas breaks ground on new Carpenter Park

Construction of a new Downtown Dallas park larger than Klyde Warren Park is getting underway. Parks for Downtown Dallas CEO Amy Meadows joins Good Day to talk about the project.

As downtown Dallas breaks ground on its biggest park yet, here’s what you can expect

A deserted swath of downtown Dallas’ eastern edge – today a mess of trash, weeds and broken asphalt – is just days away from beginning its transformation into the area’s largest green space and a grand entrance to the center city.

DDI’s $300K Donation Set for Weather-Changing Water Feature

Anyone who has lived in Texas long enough knows that the weather can be difficult to predict, but West End Square’s Water Table will be able to change right along with it. This is thanks to the Downtown Dallas, Inc.

Todd Interests and East Quarter Give $1 Million Donation to Fund Harwood Park Construction ” Dallas Innovates

Dallas developer Shawn Todd, his company Todd Interests, and his partners at East Quarter are making a major investment in downtown’s fourth urban park. Parks for Downtown Dallas, a nonprofit that aims to establish major downtown public parks, announced that Todd Interests and East Quarter Partners are donating $1 million to help fund the construction of Harwood Park.

Todd Interests and East Quarter Donate $1 Million to Help Build Harwood Park – D Magazine

A mission to bring more green space to downtown Dallas is getting a boost from developer Shawn Todd. His company, Todd Interests, and his partners at East Quarter have stepped up with a seven-figure gift to help fund the construction of Harwood Park.

Dallas’ Carpenter Plaza Expansion Will Make It the Largest Park in the Downtown Core

At 5.6 acres, the redesigned Carpenter Park will top nearby Klyde Warren Park in size by about a half acre when complete. Here’s an early look at the green space, which will connect Downtown with Deep Ellum and East Dallas for the first time in decades.

Dallas Moves Forward with Carpenter Park Construction – D Magazine

On Wednesday, the Dallas City Council unanimously approved the construction contract for Carpenter Park, a 5.6-acre redevelopment of Carpenter Plaza near DART’s East Transfer Station that aims to connect downtown with Deep Ellum and East Dallas. The land has not functioned as a park since roadway reconfigurations disrupted it in 2011.

First Look: The Redesign of Downtown Dallas’ Carpenter Park – D Magazine

A new green space in Dallas’ urban core is expected to spark more development in Deep Ellum, a neighborhood that has emerged in recent months as an office, residential, and retail hotspot. Carpenter Park is bounded by Live Oak Street and Pacific Avenue, extending up to North Cesar Chavez Boulevard.

West End Historic District Gets a High-Tech Park – D Magazine

A surface parking lot at 601 Corbin Street will soon be the only centrally-located green space in the West End Historic District. Just shy of an acre, the site is bounded by North Market Street, Corbin Street, North Record Street and what was previously the Spaghetti Warehouse building.

New high-tech park coming to Downtown Dallas’ West End

The newest park in the city of Dallas will undergo a virtual groundbreaking Monday, complete with a video tour. The West End Square, which is currently a parking lot surrounded by Market, North Record and Corbin streets, will be a centrally-located green space in about year.

Dallas Breaks Ground On New Park In West End Historic District

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A Downtown Dallas parking lot will become a park. Parks for Downtown Dallas and the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department celebrated the start of construction on Downtown’s newest park, West End Square. What is currently a surface parking lot will soon be the only centrally-located green space in the West End Historic District.

Construction Kicks Off on High-Tech West End Square in Downtown Dallas ” Dallas Innovates

Work has begun on West End Square, the new high-tech park in downtown Dallas’ West End neighborhood. Parks for Downtown Dallas, Dallas’ Parks and Recreation Department, and community members will host a virtual groundbreaking ceremony Jan. 13 at City Hall.

From concrete to greenery, inside the rise of parks in downtown Dallas – Dallas Business Journal

As West End Square breaks ground and Pacific Plaza comes online, downtown Dallas’ concrete jungle is becoming greener and greener. Both parks are part of a development agreement between Parks for Downtown Dallas and the city to develop a greener downtown sector based on the 2013 Downtown Parks Master Plan Update.

Construction has begun on Downtown Dallas’ newest park – Dallas Business Journal

Parks for Downtown Dallas has announced the beginning of construction on a park in the West End. Following Pacific Plaza’s opening last year, West End Square Park will be the second of four parks that Parks for Downtown Dallas builds in partnership with the City of Dallas.

A peek inside the newest green refuge in downtown Dallas as Pacific Plaza opens Monday

A 3.7-acre swath of downtown Dallas – formerly a parking lot for as long as anyone can remember – opens to the public Monday as the city’s newest urban neighborhood park. Funded by Parks for Downtown Dallas, Pacific Plaza is the first of four new green spaces the nonprofit expects to help open in the city’s core by the end of 2022.

Sometimes we get it right: Pacific Plaza Park is a victory for downtown Dallas

Of the scourges that plague downtown Dallas, the prevalence of surface parking lots may be the worst: deadening and ugly, they make pedestrian life an unpleasant grind. Count it, then, as a major victory, if not some kind of civic miracle, that the city has replaced one of these dismal spaces with a park.

Parks for Downtown Dallas Names Amy Meadows as CEO – D Magazine

The trustees of Parks for Downtown Dallas, a privately operating foundation focused on the development of four priority parks, announced today that the foundation’s president, Amy M. Meadows, has been promoted to chief executive officer, effective immediately. “The trustees are extremely grateful for the steady, effective and aspirational leadership Amy has provided over the past four years,” said chairman Robert W.

Dallas Brings Cool New Greenspace to Downtown

Pave paradise and put up a parking lot? No so fast, how about tearing up the parking lot and planting grass. And Trees. And playgrounds and sculpture and other cool stuff. Dallas has an amazing new green space, and it had a week-long grand opening. Check it out: Pacific Plaza, 401 N.

‘We’re not stopping’: Dallas opens new downtown park to the public

Willis Winters, Dallas Park and Recreation Department director, has an office cluttered in mementos from ribbon cuttings. A rubber duck, from the Dallas…

Downtown Dallas Ready for ‘Refuge of Shade’ In Soon-To-Open Pacific Plaza – D Magazine

The city of Dallas is ready to unveil a downtown park that has been a decade-and-a-half in the making. On October 14, the fences come down around Pacific Plaza, a 3.7-acre slice of green tucked into the shadow of One Dallas Center, touching Pacific Avenue as well as North St.

Pacific Plaza in downtown Dallas ushers in quartet of new parks

A shiny new park is opening soon in downtown Dallas. Called Pacific Plaza , it’s the first of four new downtown parks to open via a $15 million gift from Parks for Downtown Dallas and from the 2017 Dallas Bond Program. The other three parks are West End Square, Harwood Park, and Carpenter Park.

An old downtown Dallas district getting a redo has a new name – East Quarter

Dallas has an Uptown, a downtown and a West End.And now developers are rebranding a historic neighborhood on the east side of the central business…

Downtown Dallas park projects will create green space three times larger than Klyde Warren

Construction kicks off this month on Pacific Plaza, downtown Dallas’ next major park and the first of four new green spaces planned in the next…

A Voter’s Guide to Dallas’ Bond Package

Your best chance to fix that pothole in your East Dallas neighborhood is at the polls. Here’s everything you need to know for the November 7 bond vote.

These Cities Are Replacing The Worst Kind Of Infrastructure With The Best

In car-dependent Dallas, parking lots are ubiquitous downtown. But one lot will soon be de-paved and turned into a park. Nearby, another parking lot is turning into a temporary urban farm before it also becomes a park. Something similar is happening across the U.S.


Dallas approves construction of 3-acre Dallas Pacific Plaza Park

Joni Mitchell, Dallas has heard you. The City Council of Dallas has decided to un-pave a 3.2-acre parking lot-in place since 1921-and put up a paradise in the form of Pacific Plaza Park. Nonprofit Parks for Downtown Dallas has been trying to swap hard top for green space in Dallas for several years.

Dallas set to un-pave a parking lot, and put a park downtown with $15M gift

Dallas is now set to transform one of its ubiquitous downtown surface parking lots into a public green space.The City Council approved on Wednesday…

Why downtown Dallas needs a park at Pacific Plaza

Nestled between the skyscrapers of downtown at the corner of Pacific Ave. and North St. Paul St. is the future site of Dallas’s next great urban…

Dallas Park Board approves plan for privately funded Pacific Plaza park, but fight isn’t over

Downtown Dallas is one step closer to receiving a free park. The fight isn’t over yet; a competitor won’t back down. But on Thursday, the Park…

Why 28 percent of Dallas’ 2017 bond program should be devoted to parks

Thanks to our booming economy, Dallas is on the cusp of its next great era. This economic growth will bring new residents to the region, who have…

Belo Foundation pledges $30 million to complete downtown parks plan

Looking to build on the success of Klyde Warren Park, Belo Garden and Main Street Garden, the Belo Foundation announced an ambitious plan Thursday to realize a longstanding vision for downtown by creating 17 acres of new green space through the construction of four major parks.