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Griggs Park Redevelopment
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Updating Dallas’ First Park Honoring an African American
Location Dallas, Texas, United States
Client Uptown Dallas Inc., with City of Dallas Parks & Recreation Dept.
Scope Planning, Landscape Architecture
Griggs Park, a historically important open space located in Uptown Dallas, had not kept pace with the ever-evolving culture and artistic neighborhood surrounding it. The new design reflects the changes in urban uses for the now-vibrant neighborhood. Established in the 1940s, the park is the first dedicated to an African American in Dallas. It transitioned with the neighborhood by developing into a significant athletic park until falling into disarray in the late ‘70s. Design phases 1 and 2 provided a complete renovation into neighborhood park with landforms, pathways, gathering spots, and tree plantings. The Griggs Park master plan used the existing soil and a mature strand of trees ringing the park as primary design components; the resulting savings were used to establish remaining park essentials: walks, play areas, lighting, irrigation, seating and a significant recognition for the park’s name-sake, the Reverend Allen R. Griggs.