Parks for Downtown Dallas


Parks for Downtown Dallas is a nonprofit foundation whose goal is to establish four new, major downtown parks. Thanks to the passing of the 2017 bond package, which Dallas voters overwhelmingly approved, we’re proud to create Pacific Plaza, Carpenter Park, Harwood Park and West End Square in the heart of Downtown Dallas. Join us in our mission to change the face of downtown and ensure our great city enjoys great parks!


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Meticulous Attention to Detail: How the Pacific Plaza Pavilion References Morse Code and the History of Dallas

This fall, Dallas’ much-anticipated Pacific Plaza will complete its transformation from a surface parking lot to a public park. The urban park, funded entirely by Parks for Downtown Dallas, broke ground in April of 2018 with the promise of introducing more green space...
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The Best 4th of July Events In and Around Dallas

Are you still looking to nail down your plans for the upcoming Independence Day? There are plenty of events happening throughout Dallas where you can celebrate the Red, White and Blue while taking in a spectacular fireworks show, enjoying a drink special or competing...
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Our Favorite Places in Dallas to Get Cool Treats

The hot Dallas summer often calls for a cold treat to cool down. And with ice cream, gelato and custard shops spread throughout the city, you can bet there are plenty of options to satisfy even the most enormous sweet tooth. Head to these places the next time the...
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Summer Happenings in Dallas

There’s nothing quite like a Texas summer. Big blue skies, delicious backyard barbecue, even the sweltering temperatures—we’ll take it all in the name of summer. And with the start of the new season just one week away, we’ve rounded up the top city events you don’t...
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The History of Victory Park

Sitting just northwest of Downtown Dallas, Victory Park has completely transformed in only two decades’ time, becoming a major residential and retail destination for the city. The space attracts young professionals with its brand-new apartment complexes, top-line...
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Iconic Building: Neiman Marcus

The 129,000-square-foot Neiman Marcus building sits on the busy corner of Main and Ervay. Listed on the United States’ National Register of Historic Places, and the only remaining original department store still serving Downtown, this building represents more...
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Memorial Day Weekend Events to Check Out in Dallas

Memorial Day is a time to reflect. Held on the last Monday of May, this federal holiday honors the ultimate sacrifice paid by members of the United States Armed Forces and provides a moment of respite as families transition into the summer months ahead. Dallas has...

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Our Favorite Spots for Cocktails in Downtown Dallas

After a long, hard workday, sometimes nothing sounds better than a refreshing cocktail to unwind and relax. Whether you’re looking for hard-to-beat happy hour pricing or the perfect swanky lounge to impress your out-of-town guests, these bars and restaurants in...

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How to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Dallas

A mother’s love is definitely something worth celebrating, and if you’re looking to make this Mother’s Day extra thoughtful, we’ve got plenty of fun events throughout Dallas that are sure to delight and surprise the mom in your life. If Mom loves a good home makeover...

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