Foundation donates $30 million for downtown Dallas parks

A foundation announced the gift of $30 million to help build four parks in downtown Dallas.

The $30 million is a matching grant, with the city expected to also come up with $30 million.

The Belo Foundation made the donation and said it will rename itself Parks for Downtown Dallas.

The focus is on growing green space in downtown and four future parks with will get money -- an expanded Carpenter Park, Harwood Park, Pacific Plaza and West End Plaza.

"The real impact is we have more public spaces to be enjoyed by our citizens to display beautiful art, but for activity to take place, for people to be together outside,” said Robert Decherd, Parks for Downtown Dallas.

Actual construction of the parks could still be months if not years away.

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