Created By: CIty Year Dallas
Cattle Drive Sculpture: 1428 Young St, Dallas, TX 75202
Pioneer Plaza is a public park with Texan plant life & large bronze sculptures of 3 cowboys driving longhorn cattle.
In 1995, the Texas Trees Foundation dedicated Pioneer Plaza to the City of Dallas providing a focal point with historical significance for downtown Dallas. The Plaza commemorates Dallas' beginnings by celebrating the trails that brought settlers to Dallas. The site features native plants and trees and a flowing stream in a natural setting and a re-creation of a cattle drive in bronze with longhorn steers being driven by three cowboys on horses. Each piece of bronze art was created by artist Robert Summers of Glen Rose, Texas. It is located adjacent to the Dallas Convention Center at Young and Griffin between the historical Pioneer Cemetery and the Dallas Convention Center. Pioneer Plaza represents the largest public open space in the central business district.
Other features of Pioneer Plaza include a waterfall, man-made cliffs, native plant life and the small historic details on the sculptures.
This point of interest is part of the tour: City Year Alumni Service Weekend: Dallas Tour