Wait, Portland's Jealous of Dallas? Nice.
The Woodall Rodgers deck park, as it more or less oughta look upon completion
In Portland, where a former mayor once toyed with the idea of turning an overpass into a park, one columnist is very jealous that in Dallas, we're actually doing that very thing with the Woodall Rodgers Deck Park. And getting some of it funded with stimulus dough to boot. Because, gripes Jeff Mapes of The Oregonian, Dallas "has never been accused of being overly sensitive about urban form." Speaking of, Willis Winters -- the city's assistant director for park planning -- popped in the comments yesterday to answer some Friends' questions concerning cost and upkeep of the new spread.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Observer's biggest stories.
- Dallas Police Chief David Brown Loses a Right-Hand Man
Thu., Feb. 11, 7:00pm
Fri., Feb. 12, 8:00pm
Sat., Feb. 13, 2:00pm
Sat., Feb. 13, 7:00pm
- Please Don't Kill the Nanny State Yet, at Least Not in Dallas. We Need Our Nanny.
- Houston vs Dallas: How Super Bowl Performers Stack Up