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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) – The Dallas City Council will hear about a plan to expand Klyde Warren Park at an upcoming meeting.
The park over Woodall Rogers Freeway near downtown Dallas that opened four years ago has been wildly successful, and now the board that had the vision to create it wants to expand it.
Some of the proposed improvements would include a new fountain at the east end of the park and an increase in the size of the children’s park. “We’ve got kids shoulder-to-shoulder in there” says Jody Grant, Chairman of the Woodall Rogers Deck Park Foundation.
“There would also be refurbishment of the area around Olive Street to include more event space” says Grant.
Included would also be an extension to the west covering another block of the Woodall Rogers Freeway with more area for parking and a sky bridge to the Perot Museum, according to Grant.
Grant says in a state/city/and private partnership the foundation would raise $50 million for the expansion. The City of Dallas would be asked to contribute $40 million to the project.
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