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The Park’s Last Beams To Be Placed This Weekend

DALLAS (Nov. 11, 2011) – The final nine concrete crossbeams that form the structural foundation for The Park, a 5.2-acre urban green space housed over the Woodall Rodgers Freeway, will be placed between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. this Sunday. A total of 316 beams will have been installed since contractor Archer Western placed the first beams in October 2010.

“Setting these final beams marks another milestone for The Park,” said Linda Owen, president of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation.   “Each phase of The Park’s development brings us one step closer to re-knitting the urban fabric of our city.”

The Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, which oversees the development and programming for The Park, recently announced more than $1 million in new donations, with $500,000 stemming from the Rotary Club of Dallas to celebrate its centennial anniversary this year. The Foundation aims to complete its capital campaign over the next year.

The Park is on schedule for its opening in fall 2012. In late 2011, The Park will begin to take shape as the first landscaping arrives.

About The Park

The Park will serve as a central gathering space for Dallas and its visitors to enjoy in the heart of the city. The 5.2-acre park will create an urban green space over the existing Woodall Rodgers Freeway between Pearl and St. Paul Streets in downtown Dallas. Plans include a performance stage, restaurant, shaded walking paths, a dog park, a children’s garden, great lawn, water features, an area for games and much more.

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