This time next year, Dallasites will hopefully be enjoying the new Woodall Rogers Park. The most recent update (8/4/11) says the installation of the 316 concrete cross-beams should be complete about now. According to the press release, “As the deck nears completion, North Texans are in for an extraordinary sight,” said Linda Owen, president of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation. “Soon we’ll see the arrival of trees and plants, lawns and trellis, and it will be unmistakably clear what a transformational space our community has created.”
I don’t know about you, but I’m impressed by the vision and ambition of this project that will undoubtedly greatly enhance downtown Dallas. In case your memory needs refreshing, the 5.2 acre deck park that is being built over Woodall Rogers Freeway will include a performance pavilion, walking trails, a dog park, interactive water features, a 25-foot high glass water sculpture and more. The hope is that the park will make the city center more walkable while connecting Uptown, the Arts District and Downtown.
My guess is that when the park marks its official opening next fall, there will be a major city-wide celebration; it certainly merits one – and I can’t wait. Have you been downtown and checked on the progress of the park lately? What do you think?
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