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New Park to Link Uptown Dallas with Downtown

by Ken Kalthoff

Dallas supporters celebrated Monday the start of construction for a new downtown park.

The park will be constructed on a deck over the Woodall Rodgers Freeway, bridging the gap between downtown and uptown Dallas. 

It will connect important parts of our community that haven’t been connected.

Mayor Tom Leppert

The $77 million needed to build the park was raised by a partnership of Dallas business leaders and public officials.  The money includes private contributions and federal stimulus funds.

U.S. Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson helped secure the federal money.

“People are ready to make our city more beautiful and more useful,” Johnson said about the partnership with private donors.  “I’m very proud of my city for its can-do spirit.”

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