Klyde Warren Park stands out among Dallas parks, and not just because the 5.2-acre park is set over a recessed freeway that separates Downtown and Uptown. Kids ecstatically explore the quirky playground on one end of the park while business folk hit the park's ever-changing food trucks for lunch and locals engage in the park’s free fitness classes and activities (think ping pong and board game rentals). With a concert stage and large expanses of grass, Klyde Warren Park plays host to concerts, movie nights, and large community events on the regular.
Like any major city, Dallas has a lot of concrete. But that doesn’t mean the best parks in Dallas don’t live up to the city’s larger-than-life persona—in fact, it has one of the biggest municipal park systems in the country with almost 400 parks.
With warm weather year-round, it only makes sense that Dallas takes advantage of the outdoors. Whether or not you drive, most of the city’s parks are easily accessible, particularly the urban greenspaces that rank among Dallas’ most beautiful settings (Klyde Warren Park, for example, regularly tops Dallas’ must-see attractions). The rest? They’re an affordable ride-share away.
We’ve rounded up a neat and varied selection of parks that you’ll find in Dallas from huge outdoor playgrounds where you can hike and bike (or sit for a picnic with the city’s best takeout) to pricey (but worth every penny) botanical gardens without balls and crowds. Ready for a nature moment in the Big D? Here’s our list of the best parks in Dallas to enjoy from sunrise to sunset.
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