Klyde Warren Park opened in 2012 and introduced a central green space in the middle of a bustling downtown scene. The 5.2-acre park delivers a comprehensive activities calendar for locals and visitors, including daily fitness classes, a dog park, a children's center, games and live music. Connectivity was key in picking the spot above Woodall Rogers Freeway for the park; visitors can get to Klyde Warren via foot, trolley or bicycle from multiple neighborhoods.
White Rock Lake in East Dallas is a wonderful spot to picnic, hike and bike, or fish from the piers. Spanning more than 1,015 acres, the urban lake is a hot pot for kayakers, canoers, and paddle boarders year round, and the nine-mile loop around the lake is the place to be on a sunny Dallas afternoon.
Surrounded by architecturally significant buildings, Main Street Garden Park is situated in the middle of vibrant Downtown Dallas. Along with the garden, which opened in Nov. 2009, the park boasts water fountains, an urban dog run, a tot lot, main stage and garden shelters featuring a digital art display.
Formerly a rail line flowing through Dallas, the Katy Trail is a beacon for walkers, joggers and riders through the Uptown and Downtown districts. Entrance points along the 3.5-mile trail will drop you off at the front stoop of some of Dallas' must-see districts, restaurants and bars.
The Continental Avenue Pedestrian Bridge gives visitors in West Dallas a place to enjoy a sunny day with the Trinity River flowing below. In the evening visitors can take in a magnificent view of Downtown Dallas with Trinity Groves, a popular dining destination, just steps away.
The nature center covers 640 acres of preserved wilderness, including native-plant nurseries and seven miles of hiking trails. Combine that with a picnic area for visitors and a visitor center for all the info you need before your hike and you have the perfect place to get in touch with nature.