DALLAS - It's been almost four years since Klyde Warren Park came on the scene in downtown Dallas. Now the design team that built the park is pushing Dallas parks and rec to make Klyde Warren bigger and better.
The Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation showed the plans for a Sky Deck with a restaurant, garage parking, a walkway to the Perot Museum and even a skating rink. All over the Woodall Rodgers freeway.
"It does make it sound really nice, park patron Barbera Garcia says. "I mean a parking garage around here is definitely needed because parking's a little cramped."
The price tag: $90 million. The foundation says it'll raise the first 50 but they want the city to cough up the other 40 million.
During the meeting, one board member couldn’t stomach the price tag of the park expansion.
“I’ll pray over my decision like always and I want to give Klyde Warren something but I can’t commit to 40 million dollars.” Park and Recreation Board member Yolanda Williams said during the meeting. “And even if my mama came up here and asked for the money I would tell her the same thing.”
So playing on the highway with a bigger playground and new fountains can get expensive. If the parks board and city council approve, the expansion could go on the ballot next May.