After seventy years, Dealey Plaza in the historic West End district of Dallas is finally getting a new look. In a public and private partnership, plans are underway to renovate and restore many of the features that area residents love and appreciate in their neighborhood.
Some of the refurbished park amenities will include new fountains in the dramatic reflecting pools and upgraded facilities for the disabled. In the end the investment will beautify the park.
The two-acre park is considered by many as the birthplace of the City of Dallas. In 1941, the original owner of the Dallas Morning News, George Bannerman Dealey donated the land that became the plaza. It was completed as a federal Works Progress Administration project.
The plaza also holds an infamous record as part of American history. It was the site of the assassination of John F. Kennedy and is being renovated as part of the 50th anniversary remembrance of the event. The National Park Service declared Dealey Plaza a National Historic Landmark District in 1993.
The City of Dallas approved construction plans to restore the plaza to how it appeared in 1963 in late 2003.
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