Harold Simmons Park is an opportunity to build a better Dallas. The Park will not only restore a natural ecology to the Trinity River and create new public spaces, it will also generate billions in new economic value that can be enjoyed equitably across the city.
Connecting Downtown, West Dallas, and Oak Cliff, Harold Simmons Park will encompass over 200 acres and almost one mile of river. The Park will restore a natural ecology to the Trinity River and landscape between the levees, and create new public spaces built outside the levees that will connect to the city.
The Park will also generate billions in new economic value that can be equitably enjoyed across the city. In order to support established neighborhoods and prevent displacement, especially in West Dallas, the City will enact anti-displacement policies and facilitate community-directed investment.
To the west of the Park, the Conservancy’s community focus will be on protecting long-standing residents and communities from displacement, supporting resident-led neighborhood investment and facilitate community directed investment.
To the east of the Park, where there is a substantial amount of vacant land between the Park and downtown, the Conservancy will seek to support new inclusive development with affordable housing, living wage jobs, and community assets — such as affordable space for nonprofit organizations and businesses that promote cultural heritage and the arts.
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