Connecting Uptown and Downtown Dallas, Klyde Warren Park is more than your run of the mill park.
Named after the son of the 527th Richest Person in the World (I’m not sure why, either, but I don’t care this park is awesome) and opened in late 2012, Klyde Warren is definitely worth a visit when you visit Dallas. It does get a bit crowded on the weekends, but with most of the people visiting being families, it isn’t too bad.
Its 5.2 acres that span across 3 blocks over Woodall Rogers Freeway are filled with basically anything you could want from a park:
Beautiful Lawns to sprawl, picnic, or frisbee on? It’s got that.
Tasty food trucks? It’s got that from 12-3 seven days a week. (my favorite is Ruthie’s – their BBQ Brisket grilled cheese is the bomb dot com) Fine dining with excellent views of Downtown and the park? It’s got that, too.
Areas for kids? Yup. Areas for dogs? Yup.
Great music venue? Yup – every thursday. Walking distance from 4 Dallas Museums? Yup. You’ve got the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science (you have to make an appointment at that one) and The Crow Collection of Asian Art.
Mostly, I love this park because it’s such an incredible use of space – they turned a pretty useless area over a highway into a beautiful park. In addition to all the things I just listed, they also offer salsa classes, yoga classes, movies on the lawn, free wifi and lots of great activities for kids.
One Last Tip: if you don’t mind walking a bit more, you can park for free on a side street and not pay for parking in the lots at either end of the park.
Find Klyde Warren Park at: 1909 Woodall Rogers Freeway in Dallas, Tx
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