Dallas residents welcome the new Klyde Warren Park

July 15, 2012 by  

In October 2012, the people of Dallas will be able to enjoy the amenities of a new green space, with an opening weekend offering a schedule of free entertainment for all the family. Construction originally started in 2009 on a space which was called Woodall Rodgers Deck Park. The area has since had a name change to Klyde Warren Park.

The 5.2-acre park will be built over the Woodall Rodgers Freeway, connecting Uptown and Downtown Dallas. The plans for the park include a games area, children’s discovery garden, dog park, water features, restaurant, and an entertainment pavilion. It is hoped that the park will encourage increased pedestrian activity and greater use of bicycles and trolleys, promoting an active lifestyle. The opening celebrations of the park will take place on October 27 and 28, which is the same month that the Dallas Art District typically celebrates with exhibitions and events.

The cost of building the park has reached $110 million and is expected to become a popular visiting spot for both tourists and residents of Dallas. Local poster printing services may be of use when publicizing the park. In January 2013, another attraction which is situated close by the park, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, will open its doors to visitors. March this year saw the opening of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. Although the City of Dallas will own the park, Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation will manage the operation, bringing best practice to the maintenance, programming, and operation of the park.