A Place to Go To: Dallas Park Just not Big Enough

The recently constructed Klyde Warren Park in the Dallas Arts District just isn’t big enough. The five-acre green space built over a freeway has become so popular it has brought about talk of expansion. An article today in the Dallas Morning News says discussions are underway to extend the park towards the Perot Museum. Since its construction, several major condo buildings have gone up, and as the Mayor Mike Rawlings is quoted in the article, the park has been good for land values (freeways, not so much). Klyde Warren Park is well-used and loved, and has made for a great urban connector between Uptown and Downtown.

Meanwhile there is talk of another east-west highway in Dallas, in addition to the controversial the Trinity Tollway. I have to wonder why city leaders can’t see that Dallas has to be a place to go to, not through.Klyde Warren Park Dallas


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Rick and I started this web magazine as The New Colonist back in 1999. I was in San Francisco, and he was in Los Angeles. We had a common interest in sustainability and city life. We're still at it. Today I am happy to have lived in both New York, San Francisco and Pittsburgh and to now reside in Dallas. Find more at ericmiller.me