West End Square

  • DALLAS, TEXAS
    0.75 acre park
    Beck – Construction
    JAMES CORNER FIELD OPERATIONS – LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

The Beck Group worked with Downtown Dallas Parks Conservancy and the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department to build West End Square, located at the center of the West End Historic District. The site presented 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.

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 that serves 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.