Dallas's Klyde Warren Park wins prestigious Urban Land Institute award.
|Dillon Diers Photography|
The story of how private/public management turned Bryant Park from a neglected, dilapidated symbol of urban decay into the very model for urban renewal is well known. We’re proud of this success, and nothing pleases us more than seeing our methods emulated in other public spaces. So we were happy to note that last month, a relatively new park which was built using many of our ideas was honored with an important award.
In late October, the Urban Land Institute named Dallas’s Klyde Warren Park as the winner of the Urban Open Space Award, which “recognizes successful public spaces that have socially and economically enriched and revitalized their communities.”
Klyde Warren Park is our kind of space. Built over a sunken Dallas highway, the park connects two busy neighborhoods and provides their denizens with a space to enjoy performances, participate in activities, and to rest and relax. This is a privately-managed public park directly inspired by Bryant Park, and advised by Dan Biederman, which emulates many of our methods and provides many of the same programs and amenities as we do. We offer hearty congratulations to the park’s managers, the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation.
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