A Do-Over Makeover For Gateway Forest Park

New plans have been revealed for Gateway Forest Park, on the site where 1,100 bald cypress trees died just 5 years ago.

The park is planned near the intersection of Woodall Rodgers and Central Expressway (US 75) with the goal of connecting the newly revitalized Arts District with Uptown Dallas. Plans include an amphitheater, dog park, and, of course, new trees -- because the last ones died when nobody knew who was supposed to water them.

Janette Monear, executive director for the Texas Tree Foundation and a coordinator for the renovation, told the Dallas Morning News they've learned from the mistakes of the past and work is already beginning to remove the dead and damaged trees.

The renovation is budgeted at $3 million, which organizers hope to receive from private donations. Let's hope some of that money goes to automatic sprinkler systems...

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