Klyde Warren Park: our favorite Dallas Downtown Park
If you’re looking for a fun day trip with kids, Klyde Warren Park is the place to go for green spaces in the City of Dallas – we have all the scoop for you!
It’s our favorite Dallas Downtown Park.
This Downtown Dallas park has so much to offer for the whole family and it’s a perfect thing to do with kids for free or cheap.
Location: 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas, TX 75201
It’s so unique because it was developed by a public-private partnership, that wanted to connect the Downtown Arts District and Downtown Dallas with our Uptown neighborhoods, as a 5-acre deck park over the recessed Woodall Rodgers Freeway running through Dallas.
Klyde Warren Park Dallas is managed by the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation and in 2022 it was given some much-needed renovations and improvements including a new 6000-square-foot addition to the Children’s Park and Playground to make it more inclusive and engaging.
Is Klyde Warren Park free?
Yes! It’s open and free to enjoy.
Is there free Parking in Downtown Dallas?
You can take the Dart train to save money on getting there via St.Paul station or the Arts District Pearl Station. It takes about 35-40 minutes.
If you drive you will have to pay for parking.
You can choose Valet parking at Mi Cocina on the Northbound Woodall Rodgers freeway access road at 2000 Woodall Rodgers Freeway ($15 without eating at the restaurant, $5 if you do, with validation)
There are meters along the streets at most times of the day if you spot one to use, or you can park at many of the local garages dotted around, which are within 1 minute walking distance to one of the park entrances.
You’ll find them close by at N Harwood Street, Olive Street, N. Pearl Street, Ross Avenue, McKinney Avenue. Be prepared to pay according to your length of stay.
Where can you eat in or near Klyde Warren Park Dallas?
There are a few options: either a restaurant close by. We like… you can also bring a picnic as there are tables and chairs which are also shaded in the Summer.
However, Klyde Warren Park Dallas is renowned for its selection of food trucks that park up along the edge of the park every day.
They are so nice but can be expensive. To save money, bring your own food and drinks with you!
What can we do at Klyde Warren Park?
Take a blanket and balls to play with.
The Nancy Best Fountain has timed performances where it comes alive with music and dancing water (at 1pm and 7, 8 and 9 pm (illuminated) every day) so be prepared for your kids to get wet – they can dance along with the music!
Be sure to bring extra clothes and a towel.
Is there a Playground for the Kids at Klyde Warren Park?
The newly renovated Sheila and Jody Grant Children’s Park includes a 35-foot climbing tower and slide, interactive water features, a kid-sized climbing wall, a shaded pavilion, and more. All the play surfaces and landscaping was also refreshed.
In the gated playground area, there are bathrooms, but there are only 2! There is usually a wait.
Are there restrooms at or near the park?
Yes, the restrooms are in the gated Children’s Park for families, and public restrooms are on the East Lawn, by the Nancy Best Fountain, and next to La Parada, on The Porch, on the West Lawn.
Can I bring a dog to Klyde Warren Park Dallas?
Yes! They have their own dog park: the My Best Friend’s Park, which has its own shaded space at the corner of Pearl Street and Woodall Rodgers Freeway and is fenced-in.
Are there events at Klyde Warren Park?
Yes, there are often fun events happening – including markets, exercise classes and sometimes musical performances. Visit Dallas sometimes send their mobile visitor center to park at the edge of the park to serve tourists and visitors.