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4507 S Malcolm X Blvd
Dallas, TX 75215

June 3 & 4, 2022 Launch
Park Open June 3 - August 21st, 2022
Friday: 5PM - 9PM
Saturday: 11AM - 3PM

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Hello there! Three months of transformation and programming is headed to an empty South Dallas lot at Malcom X Boulevard and Elsie Faye Heggins Street, and we want to hear from YOU!
The goal is to re-envision and reimagine an empty lot through a 90 day neighborhood-led placemaking event that will help residents and small business get creative with their public space. This trial will help create a safe, welcoming neighborhood space for all ages and backgrounds and will incorporate the current resident's vision for Malcom X Blvd. Additionally, we hope to test some ideas and get feedback that will be incorporated into the long-term vision for the neighborhood.
Together with you, The Better Block Foundation and Child Poverty Action Lab (CPAL) are working to bring your ideas to life and make South Dallas a more vibrant place to live, work, and gather as a community. Please reach out with any questions to Kristin Leiber at 


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Did you miss the kickoff event?
Catch up with these videos!


Live in the neighborhood?

Passionate about placemaking?

Want to get your hands dirty and make a visible change to your community?

Sign up for a volunteer workshop or two and help us build, paint, and create as we transform Malcolm X. All ages and skill levels welcome!


The Malcolm X Plaza initiative is a free, family-friendly space that is open to the public. Come experience the vision of the neighborhood created by and for community members and give your feedback!


Want to get involved or host an event in the space?

Have a question about programming? 

Want to chat in general?


Send an email to Rachel Tache at

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