Klyde Warren Park is Open!
Posted October 30th, 2012 | by The Update
Dallas Morning News: After a decade in which she helped plan, fundraise and cajole Klyde Warren Park into existence, Linda Owen sat on the dais Saturday at the park’s dedication, thinking about electrical wiring.
Sound, lighting and speeches went off without a hitch, and so, to all appearances, did the opening of the long-awaited deck park over Woodall Rodgers Freeway.
The 5.2-acre, $100 million amenity is not just a park, but a new kind of park. One that Owen has said she hopes will become Dallas’ town square.
When the metal barriers were removed from park entrances at 9 a.m., attendance was initially sparse because of the chilly weather and a maze of blockaded streets that were closed to accommodate a half marathon.
By late morning, though, crowds began building. About midafternoon, the previously pedestrian-barren section of the city’s center was as crowded as the midway at the State Fair.
At the opening ceremonies, Mayor Mike Rawlings expressed the wish that the park “will be a hub of activity for this and future generations.”
“I’ve said we need to dial up the fun, and this is the headquarters for it,” he said.
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