Downtown Dallas is the core of the City of Dallas, and has seen the creation of several new signature parks in the past decade that have transformed downtown.
The opening of Main Street Garden (2009), Belo Garden (2012), Klyde Warren Park (2012), Pacific Plaza (2019), and West End Square (2021), has created green spaces and public places for a growing downtown population.
In 2013 the Dallas Park Board approved the Downtown Park Master Plan Update. This plan provided guidance for the expansion of park space in downtown Dallas from 52 to 87 acres with a total of 7 new parks. Five of those parks have been completed and the last two will be completed by 2023.
The last two parks to be complete are Carpenter Plaza along Central Expressway into Deep Ellum (2022 completion date), and Harwood Park near the Farmers Market (2023 completion date).