gshelton91 wrote:You know Dallas has well over 100 parks and 2 that have any kind of regular programing KWP and Main Street... I just don't see that having 2 parks with programing out of more than 100 parks that are just lawn and trees is "Over doing it" with fancy parks. I would say that we have the opposite problem tons of parks that cost of money to keep up but are so boring compared to what is in a typical back yard that people don't use them.
Side note... i was just in Houston and they have tons of parks with programming and the people were out enjoying them and loved it. I saw at least 4 parks with significant programming... compared to our 2.
I guess that helps put things into perspective. My comment was just based on recent parks in the urban core (Klyde Warren, Main Street Garden, the proposed four parks Downtown, and the renderings of the Trinity River Park). I didn't really consider the fact that we already have so many that are non-programmed parks.
I saw at least 4 parks with significant programming... compared to our 2.
Klyde Warren Park was total madness on Friday night when I was there. Northpark at Christmas type madness. Another programmed park would actually be great.
We do have Main Street Garden to try and help some of the traffic, but, from what I've seen, it doesn't have nearly the same amount of popularity as Klyde Warren Park.
Perhaps the West End will be different and will become more of a destination for people outside the urban core. Seeing as how the West End used to be a hot spot, maybe it's old reputation will help draw people back in. It also helps that it's so historic and unique looking for Dallas.