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Irving City Special Celebrations to Get Permanent Home at Levy Event Plaza

BY IRVING WEEKLY STAFF

Irving, Texas. September 22, 2019

The City of Irving will soon start construction on Levy Event Plaza, a $2.8 million project along Lake Carolyn that is part of the Let’s Play Irving: Parks and Recreation Master Plan.

The plaza at 501 E. Las Colinas Blvd. sits on the southwest corner of Lake Carolyn in the Urban Center. The area was purchased by the city in June 2018, in anticipation of a dedicated location for the City of Irving Special Events festivities. The site will now host the Parks and Recreation Department’s annual Laughs by the Lake, Canal Fest and Fourth of July Fireworks, in addition to the DFW Dragon Boat, Kite and Lantern Festival.

The area, which is an extension of the Lake Carolyn Promenade, will include a concrete walkable pathway around the perimeter of the 6-acre space. The area also will include a designed space for vendor tents, food trucks and a staging area. Pedestrian lighting, benches, picnic tables and drinking fountains will be added, as well as charging stations for digital devices and free wi-fi. Nearly 40 shade trees will be planted to line the site near Las Colinas Boulevard, and crews will grade the open event space and re-cover the site with fresh turf grass. The open space will offer more visibility during live entertainment events and stunning views of the lake during the fireworks show.

Residents and visitors will be able to enjoy the community space during free events, as well as any other time during the day or on weekends.

The site is expected to open in spring 2020, prior to the kickoff of the city’s event season.

The City of Irving Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan, 2019


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