From Texas Public Radio:
It’s called Poet’s Point, and the little vest pocket park has a thematic twist.
On Saturday morning, about a hundred people showed up when then-interim District 7 City Councilperson Rosie Castro cut the ribbon to open the park to the public.
The birds and butterflies and wildflowers have already found the 1/3 acre triangular park. They were there in large numbers.
Artists Kim Bishop and partner Luis Valderas were the two lead artists of the new park. The poetic process for it becoming a park began about a hundred years ago with a land purchase by Edward Seeling.
“Mr. Seeling bought all this property up that was a dairy farm in the 1920s and started developing it,” Bishop said.
“And he put his three daughters, kind of, in charge of naming the streets, doing a lot of the design and coming up with these little pocket areas — these little triangles — to become community spaces for the people who live here.”
A look at the map northwest of Woodlawn Lake shows the middle class neighborhood with several triangular areas left when the curved streets were laid out.