Dallas Midtown Park Foundation

Board of Directors

Bruce Bradford
North Dallas Chamber of Commerce

Lois Finkelman
Past District 11 City Council Member

Scott Beck
Beck Ventures

City of Dallas

Lee M. Kleinman
District 11 City Council Member

Amy W. Monier
District 11 Parks and Recreation Board

Jaynie Schultz
District 11 City Planning Commission

Louise Elam
Interim Assistant Director
Park and Recreation Department

Kevin Spath
Office of Economic Development

Willis C. Winters, FAIA, FAAPRA
City of Dallas Parks Department

Advisory Board

James Bry

Dianne Curry

John Gilbert

Rachel Kramer

Robert Kent

Karen Owen

Caroline Perel

David Perel


The Dallas Midtown vision was initiated in 2010 by Dallas City Councilmember Linda Koop. Her vision has since been adopted by the current leadership of the City of Dallas and the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce. This public-private partnership encompasses 450 acres that includes the Valley View Center, Galleria Mall and its surrounding areas. Within the district vision is a bold statement to open space by creating the largest Dallas programmed park, the Dallas Midtown Park.

Today, Councilmember Koop’s vision of a vibrant city center that offers a place for people to live work and play is becoming a reality. In 2013, the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce received financial support from the City of Dallas to oversee the vision phase of the project. Architectural firm OMNIPLAN was selected to create the vision plan and utilize their expertise in urban planning to consider the possibilities of a redesigned and revitalized Midtown area.

Now spearheaded by Councilman Lee Kleinman, this revitalization is made possible through the collaborative efforts of public and private entities including business and property owners, community members, the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce and the City of Dallas. We encourage the community to speak up and get involved to help shape the future of this area into a popular urban destination, full of open green space.

In the News

Dallas Business Journal, September 23, 2016, "Two Dallas Midtown stakeholders step up to help build centerpiece of $20B project" by Candace Carlisle

Texas Jewish Post, September 22, 2016, "‘Bold’ Midtown park step closer to reality" by James Russell

CBS/KRLD, radio September 15, 2016, "CEO Spotlight" by David Johnson

Dallas Morning News, September 13, 2016, "Rebuilding Valley View Center is really about rebuilding Dallas" by Robert Wilonsky

Dallas Business Journal, September 6, 2016, "Dallas Midtown's 20-acre focal point begins to take shape" by Candace Carlisle

D Magazine, August 21, 2015, "How Klyde Warren Park Has Changed Dallas Real Estate" by Christine Perez

Dallas Morning News, June 10, 2015, "A million-dollar request to study bringing an automated people mover to Dallas Midtown" by Robert Wilonsky

Dallas Business Journal, April 30, 2015, "Exclusive: Scott Beck’s $3.5B Valley View redo is at the gate, ready to go" by Candace Carlisle

Dallas Observer, April 7, 2014, "AT THE CENTER OF VALLEY VIEW REDEVELOPMENT, A 20-ACRE, $100 MILLION PARK" by Eric Nicholson

Dallas Morning News, April 4, 2014 “Dallas to examine creation of $400-million mall TIF district aimed at resurrecting Valley View, Southwest Center” by Robert Wilonsky