News

At This Rate, the Woodall Rodgers Deck Park Will Wind Up Paying For Itself

Back in March came word that the  the Woodall Rodgers Deck Park was going to receive $16.7 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dough-re-mi, making the $43-million project by far the largest recipient of transportation stimulus money in Dallas County (where, all in, we're getting about $35.5 million). Today, the Deck Park'ers send word that someone else has kicked in a little extra green for the green.

According to Joanna Singleton at Jackson Spalding, Keep Dallas Beautiful is writing a check for $265,000 to go toward the five-acre project. Says Fran Phillips, president of the KDB board, in a media release, "The Park is a perfect fit for us because it is for the whole of Dallas. This money belongs to the volunteers who picked up litter throughout the City, worked tirelessly to wipe out graffiti, and helped clean up the Trinity. We thought about areas that needed improvement and decided we couldn't be as central or serve as much of Dallas as we could by donating to the Park."

KEEP THE DALLAS OBSERVER FREE... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Robert Wilonsky
Contact: Robert Wilonsky