Making Unsightly Spaces Beautiful

Starting with the Dallas and Teasley Drive intersection, staff have been working on plans to improve the aesthetics of this intersection, aka node, since funding was appropriated by City Council last year. Plans were designed in-house by our landscape architect last fall and approved by both the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Board, and City Council.

Concrete work was recently completed for for the installation of a dry river bed. The first shipment of Colorado River Rock was delivered in October of 2019.

This vacated right-of-way was the former site of a City recycling center that became unsightly. Improvements include sidewalks, a dry river bed, and native wildflower beds mixed with native Buffalo grass to ensure beautification year-round. In addition, trees will be planted to serve as a backdrop and provide greenery and screening that will add beauty to the intersection. For passersby, a picnic table will serve to welcome people looking to enjoy the newly improved node.

Future plans may include working with the Public Art Committee to commission a sculpture that would add another element of beautification to the node.

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