Dallas Park and Recreation Department

Trust For Public Land Gives Middling Grade To Dallas Parks

By Jon Anderson / April 8, 2020 / 0 Comments

We’re all kids. When we can’t go outside, it’s all we want to do. At some point, life will return to normal. But in the meantime, I decided to read about parks. And I was in luck, The Trust for Public Land produces copious data on parkland in the 100 largest U.S. cities. This data […]

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City And DART Offer Garages And Trams To Tackle Congestion At Turtle Creek Parks

By Jon Anderson / April 1, 2020 / 10 Comments

The city is currently working on unprecedented updates to the string of Turtle Creek parks bracketed by the Reverchon Park ballfield off Maple Avenue and the Kalita Humphreys Theater at Blackburn. Regardless of whether you view the city’s plans positively or not, they will bring thousands of additional visitors – and their cars – to […]

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Swiss Avenue Historic District ‘Blazed a Trail’ for Future Dallas Preservation Efforts

By Leah Shafer / April 21, 2015 / 0 Comments

In the late 1960s and 1970s, the preservation climate in Dallas was almost nonexistent. Historic buildings were routinely razed on a whim and the city lost quite a few prominent structures, like the Commonwealth National Bank in 1969, the Melba Theater around 1971, the Southland Hotel in 1971, and the Hotel Jefferson in 1975. The Swiss Avenue area, now one […]

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