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October 7, 2022
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
600 Clara Barton Blvd
Garland, TX 75042
The event is FREE, some vendors will offer items for sale.
Garland Better Block event. Oct. 7 4 to 8 p.m.; Oct. 8 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Garland Better Block Part 1

Friday, October 7, 2022

A “better block” is coming to the Valoris HealthPark Garland Medical District! The Dallas-based Better Block Foundation and the City of Garland are working to make Garland a more vibrant place to live, work and gather as a community.

Together, in a community-led innovation process, the nonprofit and the City have reimagined Clara Barton Boulevard into a linear street park, where residents and visitors to the Garland Valoris HealthPark can enjoy art and fitness amenities through Sunday, Oct. 23. 

The park will open with a kickoff weekend Friday, Oct. 7, and Saturday, Oct. 8. From 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, guests can enjoy a Happy and Healthy Hour. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, guests can enjoy a Fall Fit Festival.

Here's a full list of activities for both days:

Friday, Oct. 7

  • Free Pet Adoptions
  • Tik Tok Booth
  • Live Art Demo (starts at 5 p.m.)
  • Zumba at 6 p.m.
  • Folklorico Performance at 6:30 p.m.
  • Free drinks courtesy of Lakewood Brewing!

Saturday, Oct. 8

  • Free Pet Adoptions
  • Flu and COVID Vaccine Clinic (see fees for flu shots)
  • Library Pop Up - books, games and veteran resources
  • Face Painting
  • Pumpkin Painting
  • Make and Take Art
  • Boogie Nights Pop Up
  • Salsa lessons (1 to 2 p.m.)
  • Zumba and Yoga (11 a.m. to noon)
  • Mobile Spin Class (noon to 1 p.m.)

Live DJ Jose Guevara

Food: Garden Cup (Saturday), I Love Juice Bar, Scoop n Buns, Em and Bubbas, Nacho Loco

During the kickoff, Garland residents and visitors will have the unique opportunity to provide real-time feedback on the urban design process for Valoris. Master planned improvements for the medical district include walkability, connectivity, and sidewalk, street and landscaping design.

photos of exercise bikes and an event boothphotos of volunteers preparing the space

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