Chances are you’ve driven right under this beautifully manicured urban space while traveling on Woodall Rodgers Freeway in Downtown Dallas. Open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., check out the top reasons why a stop at Klyde Warren Park is a must.
1. Kid-friendly fun
Kiddos will love the special Children’s Park that features interactive fountains, playgrounds, storytelling tree and more. Kids’ faces will light up when they spy beautiful butterflies hanging out at the special Butterfly Garden near the Grove. Looking for a little friendly competition? The Grove offers a 25-foot wide path for ping pong, petanque and foosball.
2. Plenty of drinks, dishes, and snacks
Don’t worry about going hungry. Grab a table at Mi Cocina, a modern mexican restaurant in the park that’s perfect for an afternoon or evening of enjoying the relaxed atmosphere of the park with friends. The park is also home to over one dozen food trucks that serve up Greek specialties, Cuban cuisine burgers, gourmet ice cream and more. You can always plan for or bring your own picnic to enjoy on one of three different open lawn areas.
3. Room to relax or play
Klyde Warren Park is huge! The sprawling urban space is about the size of four football fields. Take some time to relax and bring your own book or enjoy a borrowed book or magazine from one of the racks at the park. Continue to learn as you guy by listening to the occasional guest speaker, diving into a special workshop or facing off with friends in a game of backgammon or chess. Feel refreshed and renewed after a stroll through the botanical garden featuring native plant species and flowers that change by the season.
The park is dog-friendly! Pups of all shapes and sizes are welcome to scamper around a fenced environment where they can socialize and enjoy the day outdoors with you.
5. Live music and entertainment
Tap your toes with live performances all year long. Check the Muse Family Performance Pavilion schedule that is typically filled with concerts, theatre and dances performances all year long. In addition to live concerts, check out family-friendly outdoor movies in the park that are offered several times a year.
There’s simply never a dull moment at the park that’s just as much fun for adults as it is for kiddos. Make sure you plan ahead and save time for parking. There’s parking stations close to the park’s perimeter, paid parking and even a valet service near Savor.