New Dallas park named after Tawney

DALLAS — The votes are in and the result was a landslide.

The name of Dallas’ newest park, located off Main Street, will honor the service and sacrifice of U.S. Marine Sgt. Ian Tawney. He died while serving in Afghanistan in 2010.

After developing the new park, city officials decided citizens should name it and took suggestions.

Three of those — Ian Tawney Memorial Park, Cynthian Park, and Creekside Park — were part of a poll on the city’s website that citizens voted on.

“Ian Tawney Memorial Park overwhelmingly received the majority of the votes,” said Dallas City Manager Ron Foggin during the Dallas City Council’s meeting on Feb. 16.

The park is located south of Walnut Avenue across the street from the “Welcome to Dallas” fountain if you are headed toward downtown.

The Dallas City Council approved the recommendation unanimously on Feb. 16.

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