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A New Look at the Deck Park of the Future

After a Friend of Unfair Park directed my attention to the Dallas Fort Worth Urban Forum chitchat about Nike's Victory set-up, I spent a little more time cruising around the forum -- always good for a revelation or 12. There, I discovered a rendering of the Woodall Rodgers Deck Park attached to its latest newsletter; that's it up top, courtesy the Woodall Rodgers Deck Park Foundation. Coincidentally, a little while ago Park spokesperson Joanna Singleton shot me a video year-ender that features the same rendering at the end of the short film. The video follows on the other side.

I asked Singleton when the rendering was done and what's it for. She said it's part of a larger batch of sneak peeks forthcoming within the next month or so. Knowing of my fondness for such things -- the park foundation sent a rather gigundous version of the rendering above, suitable for framing -- she promises to forward them along as soon as they're available.

And on a very related note: The Friends of the Park is having a happy hour, for current and "future" members, Monday evening at the overhauled Saint Ann, during which Dallas Park and Rec Board President Mike Rawlings will "share stories from his experience of private citizens making a real difference in Dallas. He will also discuss the specific goals he has set to run the Dallas park system." RSVP by sending an e-mail here.

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