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D Magazine Special Report The Park 2012

Cover Story

How Klyde Warren Park Was Built

Develop 5 acres of green space that supports 10,000 people atop a freeway that cuts through the center of one of the nation’s largest cities? Sure, we can do that.
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Features


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Nature & Environment

Klyde Warren Park: By the Numbers

You’ll be amazed by how much went into creating this urban oasis.
By D Magazine
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Publications

How Klyde Warren Park May Transform Dallas

Longtime green industry executive Mark Banta has seen firsthand the impact a city park can have.
By Jessica Melton
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Publications

How to Fund a Park Above a Freeway

A little seed money helped turn a vision for Klyde Warren Park into a beautiful reality—just like in the movies.
By Karen Nielsen
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Crime

How to Keep Klyde Warren Park Safe

Safety is one of the top three priorities for Klyde Warren Park’s president. And one mantra—firm, but fair—has served him well in the past.
By Krista Nightengale
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Publications

A Park For Your Best Friend

Klyde Warren Park gives urban Dallas residents—and their four-legged family members—a place to play.
By Krista Nightengale
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Publications

Klyde Warren Park Isn’t a Cure-All

The deck park spanning Woodall Rodgers Freeway cannot solve 100-year-old urban development problems on its own, and the problems won’t be solved overnight.
By Kathryn E. Holliday
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Publications

Things to Do at Klyde Warren Park

From chess, lectures, yoga, and a lending library to movies, knitting, and dance lessons, Klyde Warren Park aims to offer outdoor activities for just about everyone.
By Shashana-Pearson-Hormillosa
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Publications

Sheila and Jody Grant: ‘This is Our Child’

They worked seven years to make Klyde Warren Park happen. Here’s how they did it.
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Business

The Woodall Rodgers Park’s Strong Foundation

Shepherding the project was a matter of selflessness—and sheer hard work.
By Glenda Vosburgh
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Publications

Why Kelcy Warren Named a Park For His Son

The energy magnate tells why he loves great urban green spaces—and music.
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Publications

How to Get to Klyde Warren Park

Along with attracting urban workers and residents, it’s expected to become a destination point that lures visitors from the entire North Texas region and beyond.
By Jessica Melton
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Publications

How to Keep the Green Space Green

Heat, drought, urban location, shallow soil depths, and weight restrictions—these are just some of the challenges faced by the landscape architects of Klyde Warren Park.
By Bradford Pearson
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Publications

Let Klyde Warren Park Entertain You

The Muse Family Performance Pavilion will showcase local programs and provide diverse music for visitors.
By Liz Johnstone
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Publications

Perspectives on Klyde Warren Park

Community leaders on their hopes for what this new urban green space will mean to Dallas.
By D Magazine
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Where to Dine at Klyde Warren Park

Visitors will have a plethora of options, both in the park and nearby.
By Glenda Vosburgh