Field Operations is working with Parks for Downtown Dallas and the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department to design West End Square, located at the center of Dallas’ West End Historic District. The site presents an extraordinary opportunity to create a cutting-edge, vibrant and world-class public space—a next generation park that is both a great civic space and a model for innovation. 

The design of West End Square balances history and innovation, creating a much-needed neighborhood park catered to the District’s growing population and a testing ground for incorporating technology in a public space both as a means to support maintenance and operations but also as a public amenity in itself. 

The Square’s design creates two unique environments: the Frame, a U-shaped canopy structure, envisioned as a flexible armature for a plug-and-play approach to technologies, allowing these to be incorporated over time as the Square’s uses and needs evolve; and the Prairie Gardens that compose the interior of the Square with organically-shaped planting beds, sculpted and planted with a palette inspired by the Texas Blackland Prairies.

West End Square will open to the public in March 2021.