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As the second of three downtown parks proposed by Hargreaves Associates and Carter & Burgess in the Dallas Downtown Parks Master Plan, Belo Garden will play an important role in realizing the Master Planís goal of transforming the character, perception, and livability of downtown Dallas. Belo Garden is conceived as a rich and diverse respite within the urban environment, offering native perennial gardens and shaded groves that take their cue from the regional Texas landscape, a central plaza for casual gatherings and informal performances, and an interactive leaf-shaped fountain that creates playful visual interest and activity in the heart of the park while mitigating summer heat. A 9í high hill provides enclosure from the street and views over the central fountain plaza, while the Garden Grove offers a shaded lunchtime retreat. Belo Garden is a public private partnership with major contributions from the Belo Foundation and the City of Dallas.