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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Iconic Park: The Dallas Arboretum

Dallas is home to many green spaces, but few are as well-known across the country — or adored by city residents — as the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Sitting on 60-plus acres adjacent to the shores of East Dallas’ White Rock Lake, the Dallas Arboretum is a...
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Can’t-Miss Holiday Events In and Around Dallas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and Dallas has big plans to celebrate with plenty of festive events. We’ve got a round-up of everything you should pencil in on your calendar for the month of December, from where to catch the best lights in the city to the...
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Iconic Building: Reunion Tower

No feature of the Dallas skyline cuts as iconic of a silhouette as Reunion Tower. With a stalk-like structure crowned by a bright, glittery sphere, Reunion Tower resembles a dandelion — albeit a very futuristic one. As such, it hearkens back to the...
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Thanksgiving Weekend Ideas Around Dallas

If you’re entertaining loved ones in Dallas this Thanksgiving, you might be wondering what to do after everyone has pushed their chairs away from the dinner table. However, if you find it hard to be grateful for Black Friday and crowds of shoppers jostling for the...
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Pocket Parks Around Dallas

They say good things come in small packages, and parks are no exception. Although we love a sprawling, amenity-rich green space just as much as anyone, sometimes a modestly appointed “pocket park” is all anyone needs to escape the hustle and bustle of urban life....
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Dallas Parks with the Best Playgrounds for Kids

If you need to get the kids out of the house, local playgrounds are a prime destination. Not only are playgrounds often free to the public, but they also encourage time spent outdoors — and away from glowing screens and electronic stimulation — where kids can climb,...
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Fall Foliage Destinations Around Texas

If you look forward to fall each year, then you know it doesn’t get much better than witnessing the changing of the season's most magnificently colored leaves. Deep red, bright yellow, burnt orange — you can find all these colors and more at a number of the Lone Star...

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5 Must-Do Halloween Activities in Dallas

Halloween is only a week or so away, which means things are about to get downright spooky. If you still haven’t made plans for All Hallows’ Eve, however, you don’t have to be on pins and needles between now and then. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly...

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Iconic Park: Oak Lawn Park

Dallas’ city limits, especially those that have been well-established since the middle of the 20th Century, contain many treasured parks. Among the most fascinating of these is Oak Lawn Park. Rich in history and offering a variety of amenities that are free to the...

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