If you weren’t one of the 45,000 people to attend the opening weekend of the Klyde Warren Park, the deck park over Woodall Rodgers Freeway, not to worry, there are events that take place every day.
The 5.2-acre deck park connects downtown with uptown Dallas and serves as the heart of the city bridging the business and arts districts with an urban activity green space over Woodall Rodgers Freeway between Pearl and St. Paul Streets. The park includes a performance pavilion, restaurant, shaded walking paths, a dog park, a children’s park, great lawn, water features, and an area for games providing year round activities to all citizens of Dallas.
The park is a combination of public and private funding and is managed by the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation. The City of Dallas owns the park and the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation has a 99-year lease and is in charge of the generating the $3 million annual budget necessary to run and maintain the park.
Some of the activities include Petanque, ping-pong, reading, board games and fitness classes. All of the park activities are free. See list below for this coming week’s activities:
Jan. 2, Wed., Zumba from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 3, Thurs., Stroller Boot Camp from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Jan. 4, Fri., Boot Camp with YMCA from 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Jan. 5, Sat.,
Tai Chi from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
SWEAT in the Park Boot Camp from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Yoga from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Petanque Lessons from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Dallas Skyline Tour from 2:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Parking is always an issue in every big city and Dallas is no exception. There are 21 curbside parking spaces along the eastbound and westbound frontage roads of Woodall Rodgers Freeway. There are also many additional parking lots in and around the park and Arts District for a small fee. Best recommendation would be to join the Dallas Museum of Art, their membership rates are reasonable, and use their parking lot; then you have access to world-renowned exhibits and outdoor play at the park.
The Relish food truck is on-site offering burgers to park guests until the restaurant and kiosk open mid-2013.
For more information on volunteering or donations, please visit www.KlydeWarrenPark.org or call 214-716-4500.
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