A new park is coming to Richardson’s downtown area, adding to the list of nearly 40 across the city.

Called Interurban Park, the 180,000-square-foot project at the northeast corner of Interurban Street and Main Street will feature plaza space, a pavilion and a “script wall” that will weave through the park, according to Richardson Communications Director Greg Sowell.

The park will also include a connection to the 4.2-mile Central Trail that runs along the Dallas Area Rapid Transit right-of-way from Glenville Drive in the north to West Buckingham Road in the south.

"The Main Street Plaza has become a center point of activity for the CORE District’s Downtown urban zone," Richardson City Manager Don Magner said via email. "We look forward to seeing the improvements that will be made through this investment to enhance this pivotal gathering space."

Sowell said construction contracts for work on the Interurban Park project are expected to go to bid in late summer, with an expected completion by summer 2024.

Construction is expected to cost $4.5 million, with funding coming from the tax increment finance zone in that part of the city.