Goodbye, Magnolia: Micro-Park Finds New Home

So long, Magnolia. Hello, South Main.

The Magnolia Micro-Park gained popularity for its use of recycled materials to create a children’s play area in the Near Southside. But it was never meant to stay at its location on the corner of Magnolia Avenue and Henderson Street — instead, intended to temporarily bring life to an empty space until property owner Mike Dolabi’s development plans for the area took shape. Now that Dolabi is moving forward with his boutique hotel project, it’s time for the Magnolia Micro-Park to say goodbye — to its old space. Due to the park’s popularity, Near Southside Inc. decided not to do away with the park, but to move it to the SoMa development at 125 South Main St., slated to be the future home of restaurants and bars like Tarantula Tiki Lounge and Tinie’s Mexican Family Dining. The Micro-Park will stand across from Tinie’s.