MASTER PLANNING FOR CRAWFORD MEMORIAL PARK PUBLIC ART PROJECT
The Public Art Program of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs requests the submission of qualifications from professional artists to work with the Park and Recreation Department and the Community of Pleasant Grove to participate in the Master-Planning Phase for Dallas’ newest signature park in historic Pleasant Grove.
Pleasant Grove is a neighborhood situated ten miles to the southeast of downtown Dallas that celebrates a great diversity in its residents and most of the homes were built in the mid-20th century. The neighborhood environments in the Pleasant Grove region vary between urban and nearly rural. The geography of Pleasant Grove is defined by Prairie Creek, that runs through Crawford Memorial Park and the Trinity River Basin making it a part of the bird migration pathway though the area.
Future plans for the area include connections to the city-wide trail system, providing access to other areas in southeastern Dallas, the Great Trinity Forest and possibly to a DART light-rail train station.
The unusually sandy soils support a Post Oak Savannah environment that is uncommon for this region. Additionally, the park is bisected by Prairie Creek creating diverse stream and wetland habitats. The park is densely wooded in the central portions of the park and along Prairie Creek with multiple opportunities for overlooks. The southern area, which is currently unused, has a mix of environments including the Post Oak Savannah, open meadow and wooded area along Prairie Creek.
|TERMS AND CONDITIONS Application for any project advertised by the City of Dallas Public Art Program constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions outlined in this prospectus as well as recognition of ordinances and policies of the City of Dallas (including the Good Faith Effort and the Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise goals of the City Dallas).|