Summer has definitely moved into the neighborhood, with temperatures flirting with the three-digit range. The good news is that tornadoes don’t usually hang out in steamy hot weather. The bad news is, neither do a lot of locals.
However, thanks to the non-stop work of the City of Dallas, The Trinity Trust Foundation and the Hoblitzelle Foundation, being outdoors in the summer has the promise of being much more attractive.
This Thursday the team will officially open the Pavilion and Amphitheater at Moore Park Gateway, 1837 E. 8th Street. If Moore Park is new to you, it’s been a setting for baseball games, picnics and views of Cedar Creek for the past 72 years.
Just eight years ago when Tom Leppert was mayor, ground was broken for the expansion of Moore Park to be “the first major connection into the Trinity River Corridor from the Southern Sector.”
There were promises of a shaded pavilion and scenic overlook, a new grove of trees and amphitheater and connections to the Santa Fe Trestle Trail plus a whole lot more.
Well, this Thursday, the promises will be kept as Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and a bunch of politicos and good-hearted citizens will officially dedicate the Pavilion and Amphitheater at Moore Park Gateway.
In addition to the 5:30 p.m. dedication, the opening activities from 5 to 7 p.m. will include the Dallas Black Dance Theatre Children’s Troupe, Ernesto’s Mariachi Band and the Townview Jazz Band.
Word has it that food trucks will be available, if you’re interested in buying dinner for you and your posse.
According to early reports, Moore is pretty darn impressive with “a shade pavilion with picnic tables, performance amphitheater with sloped lawn for seating and icon tower; a gravity defying cantilevered overlook; a bridge across Cedar Creek connecting to the existing Moore Park; a terraced tree grove; and memory wall. The Hoblitzelle Pavilion and Amphitheater also provides parking and a trail link to the Santa Fe Trestle Trail.”
The dedication and opening activities are open to the public and free, so why not check it out.