A walk in the park
4 reasons you absolutely must go to Klyde Warren Park grand opening weekend
UPDATE: The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has dropped out of their scheduled Saturday morning performance due to the cold weather.
The long-awaited grand opening of Klyde Warren Park, which straddles the highway between Uptown and downtown Dallas, is imminent. Perhaps you are vacillating about whether or not to head out there this weekend. Is it really worth the time? Fighting the crowds? And what's on the agenda?
Not to worry. We've compiled a list of the top reasons to brave the cooler weather and join the multitudes who will make their way to Dallas' newest attraction October 27-28.
Entertainment options aplenty.
Seriously, if you get bored at Klyde Warren Park this weekend, there's something wrong with you. During the day, everything at the park is free, including performances by multiple arts groups; a group yoga session; and games like croquet, badminton and ping pong. If you were one of the lucky 6,000 to snag a free ticket to The Concert for Dallas, you get to see The Polyphonic Spree, among others. Even if you're wristband-less, if you hang around the area until late Saturday night, you'll be treated to a fireworks show launched from surrounding buildings.
Kids and dogs have their own special areas.
These aren't your usual play areas, either. The Children's Park has a tree house, two rope climbs that resemble spider webs, and a fountain that looks like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly. The dog park has multiple synthetic mounds for canines to play on or bound over and a fountain area they can run through. Plus, all the water fountains in the park have three levels — one for adults, one for kids and one for dogs — so nobody will go thirsty.
It's not an urban oasis yet — but it will be.
Walking around the park, you're not exactly removed from the city around you. You still notice traffic on the access roads and Woodall Rodgers Freeway. Yet it's easy to see what the future holds for the park once it has some time to grow into itself. There's something undeniably cool about walking in a green space between towering buildings and knowing that you're literally hanging over a freeway.
When opportunity knocks, you should answer.
This is one of those once-in-a-lifetime events. When else will you be able to say you were one of the first people to visit such a unique place? Simply put, Klyde Warren Park is the place to be this weekend.