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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Heritage Park Redevelopment Begins May 26

Architect rendering of the new Heritage Park stage facility.

Photo (right): Architectural rendering of the new Heritage Park entertainment stage building.

Redevelopment of Heritage Park begins May 26. Residents will see safety fencing spring up, and then demolition work and relocation of amenities will occur. Construction on the $6.5 million project is estimated to be completed in the fall of 2021, weather permitting.

The project will relocate and renovate the existing train depot, original city library, water tower and caboose rail car, as well as adding lighting and walking paths. The completed Heritage Park also will provide a new entertainment stage building and gazebo. The entertainment facility will include a permanent sound system with stage lighting and a large video screen for movie showings and performance visual graphics.

The redeveloped Heritage Park will highlight Irving’s historical features, including:

  • Irving’s first library, which was opened in 1941 by Esther Hurwitz, with the assistance of Dallas County officials. The collection included books from the library of Hurwitz’s husband. Hurwitz ran the establishment until the city opened its first municipal library in 1962.
  • Eight communities throughout the city: Bear Creek, Eagle Ford (Dallas), Elm, Estelle, Kit, Sowers, Twin Wells and Union Bower.
  • The city’s first water tower, which will once again stand prominently on Main Street. The water tower, first built at the intersection of Second and Main streets, will be relocated to the eastern side of the park.

Architect aerial rendering of the new Heritage Park.

Architectural aerial rendering of the new Heritage Park.

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