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‘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 United Crew Boat House ribbon cutting at White Rock, sits on his desk on top of a coffee mug.

 

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.

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. Now developers are rebranding a historic neighborhood on the east side of the central business district as the East Quarter. The name change is part of a redevelopment plan for more than two dozen historic buildings and construction sites near Deep Ellum along Cesar Chavez Boulevard and Commerce and Jackson streets.

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 five years. The 3.4-acre site on Pacific Avenue also will be Dallas’ fourth new city center park since 2009.

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 a new 3-acre park in former downtown parking lot

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 a development agreement with Parks for Downtown Dallas to build what will be called, for now, Pacific Plaza Park.

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 park: Pacific Plaza. The City of Dallas has dreamed of transforming this surface parking lot into a park since the 2004 Downtown Parks Master Plan.

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 Board unanimously accepted Parks for Downtown Dallas’ offer to spend $15 million to build the city a long-desired park at Pacific Plaza where St.

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 the choice of living in Dallas – or somewhere else. Dallas’ park system is critical to creating the high quality of life that attracts families.

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.