If you've ever wanted to run Dallas' oldest, most beloved field of dreams, here's your chance
More than a year after the park board initially agreed it could no longer give the park the love or money it deserves, the Park and Recreation Department issued a request for proposals last week looking for someone to operate and maintain the Reverchon ball field. Not just run, either, but remake from scratch.
And then there's this from the requests: A new operator will have to "demolish all existing field, buildings, fences and parking that are associated with the existing ball field." Which means the historic grandstands, almost a century old, will eventually be razed, unless they fall down first.
I love history and all, but I wonder if this is worth preserving. I still want to see minor league baseball come to downtown Dallas (Reunion); this site would make for a great outdoor theater or band shell for music festivals. Maybe I'm totally off, IDK.