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Texas Knows How to Do Parks

- Hye Sung

A few weeks back I made a trip to the Dallas-Forth Worth area and I fell in love. The food, the shopping, the food, the food, the food. Yes, I ate a lot. I made some time in my trip to visit a really cool park, reminiscent of New York City’s 1.45 mile High Line park, but definitely different. Let me explain.


In the heart of Dallas, built over the Woodall Rodgers Freeway between Pearl and St. Paul, are over five acres worth of what’s been described as “urban green space.” Surrounded by food trucks and with plenty of space for frisbee and soccer players to share a field with tai chi groups, this park is bursting with excitement. Built into the park is a playground, restaurant, jogging trails, a pavilion, dog park, plenty of gardens, and a reading room. From the time it opens at 6 AM into its closing at 11 PM, there is plenty to do for everybody.

At the Reading & Games Courtyard, you can play checkers, chess, and backgammon for a tournament with a friend. For those acquainted with the game Pétanque, equipment is available for playing. Similar to Bocce ball and curling, this French game has recently gained much popularity in the US. For those less in tune with hot and trendy games, croquet and ping pong are also available.

There is also plenty to do once you leave the park. Klyde Warren Park is located at the edge of the Arts District of Dallas and within walking distance of the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, AT&T Performing Arts Center, and Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. There’s also plenty to eat, such as Jorge’s Tex Mex Cafe, Proof & Pantry, a hip contemporary French restaurant, and San Salvaje, serving Latin American cuisine. For information on other things to do in the neighborhood, the Klyde Warren Park website lists a good number:









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