Last weekend we savored family time in Klyde Warren Park with my parents, sister, and brother-in-law. Despite being open only a few years, Klyde Warren Park proved itself an urban oasis. I was surprised to find a sea of lush green grass and tall shade trees surrounded by the world renowned Dallas skyline. Naturally we spent the majority of our time in the Children’s Park, but we also relaxed in the reading and games nook as the guys played a bit of frisbee in an open field. In the Park, the kids had a great time climbing the “spider webs”, exploring the tree house, creating music, and spinning on merry go rounds.
As a mom of preschoolers, I was impressed with the cleanliness and ample size of the restrooms. When the kids ask to use the restroom at a park, I cringe, but this one was on par with popular restaurants and shops. Because we had brunch plans, we only spent a few hours in the park, but there is much more to do- on another visit. For instance, the kids could splash in the fountains, visit the butterfly garden, wander the botanical gardens, participate in story time, or bring the dogs to the bark park. We could also nosh on food truck delights. If George would agree to watch the kids for a bit, I might enjoy a little yoga in the park too. There are plenty of free things to occupy us for hours!
As the weather began to heat up, and we worked up an appetite, we retreated to LARK on the Park for Sunday brunch. The chalk art and natural light in the restaurant were stunning, and the food was delicious. I later learned the chalk art is rotated quarterly based on artist submissions. We especially appreciated the #DallasStrong piece, honoring the five police officers tragically lost earlier in the month. Dallasites are proud, and I believe will continue working to make necessary change and heal.
If you live in the Dallas area, and haven’t been to Klyde Warren Park, I promise it’s worthwhile. If you live afar, but happen to visit the Big D, Klyde Warren Park is a Dallas must see attraction.
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