The architects with the Dallas Parks and Recreation Department were to create an architectural design that is thoughtful of the park and the neighborhood’s history. The goal is to create a landmark along Malcolm X Street.
Opportunity Park is located in Dallas, Texas. Visitors coming to the park will be inspired by the beauty of the site and the folded plate steel pavilion form, which was fashioned after a butterfly. The design was established in order to make people aware of Opportunity Park and create a history lesson in the newly designed “Walk of Fame.” It celebrates and recognizes the original owners, J. L. Crawford and N. C. Floyd and important dates such as May 17, 1901, which is the date of the Dallas County land purchase. The design also makes the park educational and friendly.