WEST END SQUARE

DALLAS, TEXAS

Field Operations worked with Parks for Downtown Dallas and the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department to design West End Square, located at the center of the West End Historic District. The design for 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.

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.