Pacific Plaza

Pacific Plaza

A Bespoke Neighborhood Park for the Heart of Downtown Dallas
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DETAILS

LocationDallas, Texas United States
ClientParks for Downtown Dallas, City of Dallas
Size3.89 acres

Pacific Plaza is a neighborhood park in Downtown Dallas that anchors the East end of the Central Business District. The grand entrance to the park features a perforated pavilion that stretches 100 by 150 feet, providing shade and an iconic element that scales the space to the adjacent buildings. The perforation pattern recalls the storied history of the plaza, through which the Texas Pacific Railroad once passed; it is railroad Morse Code, and spells out the names of every town and hamlet the line traversed. Two steel beams carve a subtle radius across the park, also recalling the railroad ties the plaza once held. The 750-linear-foot-long seatwall that winds through the park, known as the “thread,” weaves together the park’s various features: play areas, a one-acre lawn, Aston Grove, the Harwood Promenade, and St. Paul’s Path. The result is a bespoke neighborhood park for Downtown Dallas residents and visitors.

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