The MLK Food Park Turns an Empty Lot into a Community Hub

At the corner of MLK Boulevard and Holmes Street in the Forest District of South Dallas, brightly colored canopies blow in the breeze, signaling something new. Earlier this year, the empty block was easy to miss, but this month it is a beacon for community. A project driven by the team at Better Block, the MLK Food Park is an experiment that puts its stock squarely in the creativity of small business owners. The pop-up style food park is lowering the barrier to entry for vendors, with no requirements for a full food truck or brick-and-mortar restaurant experience.