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Please Vote For Me & Help Me Win the $1000 Holstee Fellowship So I Can Build An Urban Swing Park in Dallas

Patrick McDonnell

Dallas, TX
July 10, 2013at 12:00 pm

I’ve had this dream for a while to create an urban swing park! The idea is to turn an empty parking lot into a public space where people of all ages can socialize and play. I believe that getting people to play is one of the best ways to create community and Downtown Dallas needs it badly!

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  • Shayna Keyles

    Absolutely love this. Spreading the word.

    • Patrick McDonnell

      Shayna, thanks so much! This is super exciting!

    • Patrick McDonnell

      Thanks Yasha! This is gonna be great. I'm already designing.

  • Casey Caplowe

    Good stuff Patrick.

    You guys are really selling me on Dallas more and more.

    • Patrick McDonnell

      Thanks Casey! We're only just beginning to scratch the surface. Wait 'til you see what we have planned for July and August!

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    I'll include this in Push for Good this weekend! We're now including crowdsourcing- voting, petitioning, mapping, researching, etc.!

  • John Wynn

    Patrick, as always, a beautiful expression of your vision. One of my oldest and dearest friends now lives in Dallas and I encouraged her to sign up just so she could envision the possibilities around her. Thanks for sharing and good luck.

    • Patrick McDonnell

      Thanks John. I'm gonna fight really hard to get the fellowship. I'm hoping the a park like this in Deep Ellum will inspire others to create more public spaces in the neighborhood and fill a lot of the empty lots.

      • John Wynn

        Telling my Dallas connection to share this with all of her friends....

        • Patrick McDonnell

          Awesome! Yup I'm telling all my Dallas friends today. Sending it out to my national/international friends tomorrow. Voting ends the 10th, but I want to get as much momentum on the front end so we don't have to worry about it later.

          • John Wynn

            Just got off the phone with my friend Renee...Deep Elum sounds like an awesome area...hoping to visit Dallas in the fall.