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Oak Lawn: Lee Park/Oak Lawn Park

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Oak Lawn: Lee Park/Oak Lawn Park

Postby itsjrd1964 » 02 Feb 2019 04:13

Shannon Wynne Wants to Rename Oak Lawn Park for Stanley Marcus

Apparently some have another idea, though: "Turtle Creek Park".

https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2 ... ey-marcus/

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Re: Oak Lawn: Lee Park/Oak Lawn Park

Postby LongonBigD » 02 Feb 2019 10:58

I like the idea of honoring Stanley Marcus. The article said he grew up in the Cedars. How about a park there?

The name Turtle Creek Park is kind of a snooze. Agreed, there are plenty of things named Turtle Creek already. What’s wrong with the temp name Oak Lawn Park?

Finally the article says to have a park named after you, you must be dead at least 2 years or 70 years old. So how did we get Clyde Warren Park?

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Re: Oak Lawn: Lee Park/Oak Lawn Park

Postby itsjrd1964 » 03 Feb 2019 02:51

LongonBigD wrote:
Finally the article says to have a park named after you, you must be dead at least 2 years or 70 years old. So how did we get Klyde Warren Park?


Because Klyde Warren isn't officially a city park, or run by the Parks/Rec Department. Much of the $$$$$ for it was privately raised and isn't being supported by taxpayers.

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Re: Oak Lawn: Lee Park/Oak Lawn Park

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 03 Feb 2019 10:42

What's wrong with Turtle Creek Park?

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Re: Oak Lawn: Lee Park/Oak Lawn Park

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 05 Feb 2019 10:37

What's wrong with Oak Lawn park its the actual name of the park when it was built. They changed it to Lee Park when they installed the statue. I don't see why it needs to be changed again. Oak Lawn once covered much of what is Uptown, Turtle Creek and the Medical District. When Parkland moved to Harry Hines they renamed that section. When the development community and the city created Uptown they too stopped calling it as part of Oak Lawn. Oak Lawn is a community the city absorbed in its early days and I don't see why we can't keep Oak Lawn park as a historic name to remember that fact.

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Re: Oak Lawn: Lee Park/Oak Lawn Park

Postby lakewoodhobo » 07 Feb 2019 12:41

There was an opinion piece on the Dallas Voice that accused the Conservancy of spearheading the name change because Oak Lawn is still associated with the LGBT community ("Homo Heights").

https://www.dallasvoice.com/is-homophob ... um=twitter

1) I don't think the name change is proposed because of homophobia, even though there's a long history of it there, particularly as it relates to the AIDS memorial, but 2) Oak Lawn is no longer associated exclusively with the LGBT community; it has gentrified and it's now just another neighborhood where trendy restaurants like Snooze choose to open.

Still, I find it ridiculous that anyone would think "Oak Lawn Park" is not a good enough name for it when it's the original name and it happens to be in Oak Lawn.

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Re: Oak Lawn: Lee Park/Oak Lawn Park

Postby DPatel304 » 07 Feb 2019 13:15

Oak Lawn has gentrified, but I don't think the name itself has quite the appeal that "Turtle Creek" or "Uptown" do, at least not yet.

I'm guessing that's probably the main reason for the opposition for the Oak Lawn name, and I can agree with that.

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Re: Oak Lawn: Lee Park/Oak Lawn Park

Postby lakewoodhobo » 08 Feb 2019 18:17

One last point I forgot to make is that there's already a Turtle Creek Parkway Park, so at what point do you risk causing confusion and even adversely affecting the existing park if both compete for funds, for example. It's rare that Dallas ever protects its history, so the idea of permanently returning the park to its original name has some appeal.

We shouldn't be naming things based on what's trendy at the time because trends come and go (see SoHip and LOL).

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Re: Oak Lawn: Lee Park/Oak Lawn Park

Postby lakewoodhobo » 04 Apr 2019 13:22

Board votes to change name of Oak Lawn Park to Turtle Creek Park
http://www.fox4news.com/news/board-vote ... Y0l5R1Zc1o

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Re: Oak Lawn: Lee Park/Oak Lawn Park

Postby Cbdallas » 04 Apr 2019 15:48

Would love to see a big beautiful fountain or water feature where that statute used to be.

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Re: Oak Lawn: Lee Park/Oak Lawn Park

Postby art_suckz » 04 Apr 2019 16:41

Cbdallas wrote:Would love to see a big beautiful fountain or water feature where that statute used to be.

One like the big one up north at Armstrong in Highland Park would be awesome. At least the homeless could bathe in the new one.
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