Klyde Warren Park

Located in Uptown, Klyde Warren Park is very well loved by both Dallasites and tourists alike. But what’s so great about this park? What makes it special?

For starters, it’s built OVER a freeway!

Spanning over five acres, this place is a haven nestled right in the middle of a busy city, however, don’t let that deter you. It’s a great place to relax and experience a bit of nature.

Due to the nature (pun intended!) of it’s location, the park is divided into three sections, separated by cross streets (and crosswalks!). It is beautifully landscaped, well maintained and in my opinion, Klyde Warren Park is the best green space in the uptown area. A few things I want to highlight are are the free Wifi, Security & Sanitation staff and incredibly clean public restrooms!

You can hop on the Mckinney Avenue Trolley (MATA) from the park, too! Its a free to ride, old-timey trolley that can take you to numerous places of interest throughout the city! But before you hop on that trolley, check out the Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center which are located right next to the park!

Mckinney Trolley

There are SO MANY activities you can do at Klyde Warren Park:

 

 Have a picnic! (My personal favorite park activity!)

♦ Take your pet for a walk and play at Best Friend’s Dog Park

♦ Grab a bite to eat from one of the local Food Trucks, like Ruthie’s, parked there from 11-3pm during the week, plus 5-9:30pm on Friday and Saturday. Click to see their weekly schedule

♦ Visit Savor, the on-site Restaurant and bar for a meal or a cocktail! They have a great bar as well as outdoor patio seating perfect for some appy’s and a cocktail or glass of wine! (There’s also “Relish”, a grab & go kiosk with outdoor seating where they serve burgers, hot dogs and more!)

♦ Settle in for a family-friendly movie night in the park! They play movies like Harry Potter, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Elf and many more! Movies show on Saturdays year-round, but not every week so check their calendar 

♦ Enjoy your morning coffee and catch up on the news or read a book! (Don’t forget about that free WiFi!)

♦ Play ping-pong, foosball or chess or mini-golf

♦ Watch the many planes that fly overhead  and soak up some vitamin-D

♦ Entertain the kids with the kid-friendly water fountains (not quite a splash park but treated as one!) The Children’s Play area is currently closed due to Covid-19, but check their website for updates.

♦ Get some exercise! The track is .44 miles per lap around the park. You can also join in the FREE group fitness classes like Saturday morning Yoga or Bootcamp. Just make sure to register since spaces are limited! 

Basically, this place is a gem. Check it out!

What’s your favorite park in Dallas?

-Kate

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