Pavilion at Stone Tables Receives Preservation Dallas Award

The 20th annual Preservation Achievement Awards were presented May 15, 2019 in the stunning Carlisle Room at the 1931 art deco Lone Star Gas building. Among the winners was the restoration of the Stone Tables Picnic Pavilion.

The Conservancy donated $113,000 to the City of Dallas for the pavilion restorations. The project included the removal and replacement of the existing pavilion floor with a new concrete and flagstone slab in the same style as the existing stone work. A concrete base and flagstone border walk was installed around the pavilion, as well as a similar pathway to the parking area. The current composition roof will be replaced with a standing seam metal roof.

In addition, all damaged roof decking, structural beams and masonry were repaired. The electrical and lighting system was updated, the stone work pressure-washed, the water fountain updated, and the woodwork  got a fresh coat of paint.

The remaining phases of the stone tables restoration are being designed by volunteer landscape architects and will go in front of the Park Board this year.

pavilion before

Before Renovation

Pavilion After

After Renovation