Dallas needs $75 million for Oak Cliff deck park

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Architectural renderings of the proposed deck park over Interstate 35, from central Oak Cliff to the Dallas Zoo, were released this week.

The artwork, from Klyde Warren Park designer Office of James Burnett, looks wonderful. But the city would need to pony up around $75 million to make the plan happen.

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City Councilmember Carolyn King Arnold, who represents parts of eastern Oak Cliff, has railed against the park, saying she and neighbors east of I-35 have been left out of the conversation. But Dallas Morning News reporters apparently have been unable to find opponents by knocking on doors near the zoo.

Find the latest presentation on the park, which would cost about $110 million total, here, and find more photos below.

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  • lakewoodhobo

    I get a feeling from some of the media coverage on this thing that there’s an effort to incite outrage over the full cost of the park, especially as a false choice between this and better roads. As far as I know, nobody is asking Dallas voters to approve $75M right now or even in next year’s bond package. Let me know if I’m wrong, but these drawings were needed because TxDOT does need to know now where to put the support structure.

  • lakewoodhobo

    Not sure about construction, but the park would certainly reduce vehicular traffic noise as Klyde Warren Park does.

  • OCTina

    Has anyone studied how the noise of construction would affect the zoo animals?