Dallas' Robert E. Lee Park renamed Oak Lawn Park

The Dallas Parks and Recreation Board voted Friday to change the name of Robert E. Lee Park.

The park has been temporarily renamed Oak Lawn Park until a permanent name is approved by the Dallas City Council. The new name is actually a throwback, as the park was called Oak Lawn Park before it was renamed in the 1930s for Lee. The parks board vote was unanimous.

A statue of the confederate general was removed from the park last week after more than a week of challenges, including a temporary restraining order and a crash involving a crane to be used.

A separate task force is still working on recommendations for what to do with other monuments, building names and streets tied to the Confederacy in Dallas.

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