DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF)- Downtown Dallas is getting another park, in an effort to make the city more livable and inviting for families. West End Square Park will be the second of four parks that Parks for Downtown Dallas builds in partnership with the City of Dallas. The nearly 0.8-acre parking lot has officially closed as of today for the start of construction. With Market Street to the east, Corbin Street to the south, North Record Street to the west and the old Spaghetti Warehouse building to the north, the park will be the only centrally located greenspace in the area. The park will be anchored by a U-shaped steel trellis. Each side of the frame will have different features that include porch swings, an outdoor workroom and an event space being called the “Innovation Arcade.” Contained by the structure will be Prairie Gardens, which has elements inspired from the Texas Blackland Prairies, and a water table with three different modes depending on the weather of the day.
James Corner Field Operations is serving as the landscape architect for the project that has a $6 million construction budget.
Additionally, Parks for Downtown announced that architecture and design firm Corgan has committed a $100,000 donation towards the construction of the park.
“A strong public-private partnership involving leading corporations like Corgan is critical to help the City of Dallas create four new Downtown parks,” said CEO of Parks for Downtown Dallas, Amy Meadows. “This shared vision will result in a network of parks that stitch our urban neighborhoods together and contribute to a more livable, environmentally sustainable future for Dallas.”
The project is expected to take approximately a year to complete.
TAKE A LOOK: Virtual tour of the West End Square Park coming to #DowntownDallas. This is one of 4 parks coming to Downtown. The nearly 0.8-acre parking lot has officially closed as of today for the start of construction. It’s expected to take a year. @WBAP247NEWS @570KLIF pic.twitter.com/BJveqkP3pX
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