City Oasis: Beck Park
Find Downtown’s Hidden Gardens
Dallas today is all about the green―pockets of garden oasis spring up throughout town. From the lauded Nasher sculpture sanctuary to Fountain Place’s cascades, downtown boasts numerous tranquil spaces. Tres Fromme, a Dallas landscape designer and former planning and design leader at nationally renowned Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, mentions Beck Park as one of the most intriguing. “With live oaks overhead, there’s always shade in the series of rooms,” Tres says.
Local Thought: City officials broke ground on the city-block-size, $17-million Main Street garden last October.
Info: Henry C. Beck, Jr. Park, North Akard Street and Munger Avenue; Fountain Place, 1445 Ross Avenue; Nasher Sculpture Center. (All are within three blocks.)