Community Tour No. 4

Wednesday, November 15

8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Community Tour No. 4

Location: Skybridge Registration (2nd Floor, Convention)

Community Tours
Community Engagement

Pre-registration is required.
Please visit the registration desk onsite (Skybridge Registration (2nd Floor, Convention) or email if you’re interested in attending. Space is limited.

Sponsored by Lyda Hill Philanthropies


Pegasus Park

Pegasus Park is a 26-acre campus dedicated to innovative companies and organizations across science, technology, health care, and social impact. Pegasus Park offers state-of-the-art facilities and amenities that enable the daily convergence of life science innovators, strategic business partners, and social impact organizations. The campus is home to more than 20 biotech companies, accelerator programs like MassChallenge and Health Wildcatters, universities like SMU’s Institute for Computational Biology, UT Southwestern’s Office for Technology Development, and 34 leading nonprofits. The campus was recently selected by the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) as the location for its Customer Experience Hub. ARPA-H is a newly established $2.5 billion federal agency that is investing in transformative biomedical and health breakthroughs, and Texas is now the home base for its nationwide health network seeking to accelerate better health outcomes for all people. Pegasus Park’s next building, Bridge Labs, is planned to open in 2024. Bridge Labs will feature more than 130,000 square feet of graduation lab space for high growth biotech companies here in our region and established companies looking to relocate or expand from other markets. Strategically located in the heart of the rapidly expanding Innovation District between the Dallas Design Center and the Southwestern Medical District in Dallas, the campus is positioned to be a premier hub of innovation.

During this stop, participants will take a walking tour of the building and learn more about how this vibrant community of best-in-class agencies is working together to improve North Texas and beyond.

Sammons Center for the Arts

The Sammons Center for the Arts grows the arts by providing a welcoming home for artists and arts groups to innovate, collaborate, and thrive, enriching the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds.

Sixteen resident arts organizations create and work out of the Sammons Center. These are small and midsized arts nonprofits that tell stories through adventurous, unique work and represent culturally rich communities. Another 90 other groups use their building for rehearsals, performances, and meetings year-round.

During this stop, participants will take a walking tour of the building located in the historic Turtle Creek Pump station and will hear from local resident art groups on how the Sammons Center serves as an “incubator” or “greenhouse” for small performing groups.

Woodall Rogers Park Foundation/ Klyde Warren Park (Lunch)

Klyde Warren Park serves as a central gathering space for Dallas and its visitors. The 5.2-acre deck park, designed by The Office of James Burnett, is an urban green space built over the recessed Woodall Rodgers Freeway between Pearl and St. Paul Streets in downtown Dallas. Klyde Warren Park is a highly active space, providing daily free programming for the public, ranging from yoga to lecture series to outdoor concerts and films. The park is privately operated and managed by the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation.

During this stop, participants will have an opportunity to grab lunch at local food trucks in the park and take a walking tour of this dynamic green space that has become the city’s beloved town square.

Elmwood Farm

Elmwood Farm is an urban farm in the heart of Oak Cliff. The farm began as a small community garden behind the 6 to 12 convenience store on Edgefield Avenue in Elmwood. Their one-acre lot is home to a market garden, community compost program, and events space that hosts community gatherings, dinners, and live music.

During this stop, participants will be taken on a walking tour of this working urban farm, learn about their work in the community, and hear from other partners involved in their work.

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