The city of Dallas and a non-profit organization are celebrating a long-awaited achievement: the restoration of historic Reverchon Park.
Local dignitaries gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday morning at the park on Maple Avenue and Turtle Creek Boulevard.
The Friends of Reverchon Park have been working with the city of Dallas to complete the $2 million in restoration. It was paid for by city bond programs.
Improvements focused on the painstaking restoration of elaborate stonework built by the works progress administration in the 1930s.
"My dad was born and raised here in Dallas. He remembers coming to this park as a little boy and it's an incredible community. I've been a part of this community and now I have two little ones and I am proud to know that they can come back to this park and enjoy it," said Lori Ashmore-Peters, President of Friends of Reverchon Park.
Friends of Reverchon Park is a group of concerned community members dedicated to educating others about the 46-acre park. It also raises funds for continued restoration efforts.