DALLAS (April 1, 2010) — The Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation officially announces a $500,000 donation from The Meadows Foundation to help ensure that the Park is completed in 2012, and to support visual and performing arts programs for DISD students and the general public free of charge. “The Meadows Foundation sees the many benefits The Park will provide our com...

The Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation announces a $3 million donation from Chase as the lead donor in the final phase of the capital campaign. Chase will name The Promenade, the tree-lined walkway that spans the length of the 5-acre deck park currently under construction in downtown Dallas. In addition to the construction of The Promenade, this donation will also fund free...

The Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation announces three new members of its board – Nancy Best, president of the Shelter Ministries; Garrett Boone, chairman emeritus for The Container Store; and, Jeff Jackson, Executive Vice President of Corporate Business Development for Sabre Holdings. “We are grateful to have the support and energy of these exceptional Dallasi...

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood held a press conference Monday, Nov. 30 at the construction site for The Park, the 5.2-acre urban green space that will deck over Woodall Rodgers Freeway in Dallas. The Park is the largest Texas project receiving funds under American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s Transportation Enhancements program. T...

Construction staging started today on the 5.2-acre deck park that will bridge over Woodall Rodgers Freeway between Pearl and St. Paul streets in downtown Dallas. The Harwood Street bridge and St. Paul exit ramp are officially closed for demolition, scheduled to begin this weekend according to TxDOT. “As we watch construction begin, it’s a time to celebrate ...

The Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation will celebrate the culmination of five years of planning and fundraising for the 5.2-acre deck park that will bridge over Woodall Rodgers Freeway with a groundbreaking ceremony and press conference. The event held today at the Parkside Condos will “make” ground by bringing together the people who made the Park possible.&n...

The Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation has named Thomas Phifer and Partners as the architect for the 6,000 square-foot restaurant and the performance pavilion, two central amenities planned for the 5.2 acre deck park that will span over the freeway between Uptown and Downtown Dallas. Phifer was released to begin developing the construction documents this week. Plans call...

The Texas Department of Transportation awarded the Woodall Rodgers Park (The Park) construction contract to Archer Western, an Atlanta-based company with a regional office in Dallas that specializes in highway and bridgework, rapid transit, design-build projects and more. Archer Western is currently part of a joint venture expanding the DART line. Archer Western was th...

The Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation announced today a $265,000 gift from Keep Dallas Beautiful toward the future deck park, a 5-acre urban green space that will cover the existing highway between Downtown and Uptown Dallas. Keep Dallas Beautiful, a volunteer organization dedicated to improving the community’s environment through clean-up and education, was award...

The Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation is celebrating the public, private partnership’s progress today at a joint press conference with Mayor Tom Leppert and City Councilwoman Angela Hunt. The press conference and an open house reception at the Park office are co-hosted with DOWNTOWNDallas. In late March, the Park was awarded $16.7 million in federal transportation e...

The Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation will receive $16.7 million in federal stimulus funds toward constructing a deck plaza over the Woodall Rodgers Freeway in downtown Dallas. The Woodall Rodgers deck plaza is a “shovel-ready” transportation enhancement project that will create approximately 1,000 immediate jobs and will stimulate additional economic developme...

WOODALL RODGERS PARK FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES $11.5 MILLION IN NEW GIFTS   Park Construction Due to Begin Later This Year   The Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation today announced $11.5 million in new gifts toward construction of an urban park near downtown Dallas. The 5.2-acre park, which will be built over Woodall Rodgers Freeway between Pearl and St. ...

Double Victory for Woodall Rodgers Deck Park at Dallas City Hall   At Wednesday’s meeting, the Dallas City Council agreed to close a section of North Harwood Street through the proposed park, which will allow the Woodall Rodgers Deck Park to span two city blocks without interruption. Addressing the Council, The Real Estate Council (TREC) President Lind...

Uptown Public Improvement District (PID) Pledges $350,000 to Woodall Rodgers Park   The Board of Directors of the Uptown Public Improvement District (PID) has pledged $350,000 over the next four years to Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation for the 5.2-acre park, which will be built on a deck over Woodall Rodgers Freeway between Pearl and St. Paul Streets.   &...

Economic Benefit Exceeds $312 Million for Region The Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation today unveiled the park design by renowned landscape architect James Burnett, FASLA, and announced more than $10 million in gifts to the project.   The design for the 5.2-acre park, which will be built on a deck over Woodall Rodgers Freeway between Pearl and St. Paul Streets...

Jody Grant, chairman of Texas Capital Bank, Linda Owen, president of The Real Estate Council, and Mayor Laura Miller announced today the formation of a public/private partnership to create a five acre urban park that will connect Uptown, Downtown and the Arts District, and will play an integral role in the City’s continued renaissance.   Woodall Rodgers P...