The city of Dallas is ready to unveil a downtown park that has been a decade-and-a-half in the making. On October 14, the fences come down around Pacific Plaza, a 3.7-acre slice of green tucked into the shadow of One Dallas Center, touching Pacific Avenue as well as North St. Paul and North Harwood streets.
The amenities downtown Dallasites can expect: lots of lawn, a playground-ish area (space for kids and adults a like, the architect envisions), and a large circular pavilion. About 400 tons of limestone weaves through the park in extended blocks. And lunch-friendly tables and chairs speckle the park, particularly on a promenade along Harwood and over by what was previously known as Aston Park (now to be called Aston Grove), where there are already fully grown trees.
“It’s not designed to be, necessarily, a destination park like Klyde Warren,” says Amy Meadows.
Instead, Pacific is the first unveiling of a public-private partnership between Dallas and Parks For Downtown…
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