Built over the recessed Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Klyde Warren Park is an innovative deck park that bridges uptown and downtown Dallas.

Dedicated to connecting the community and enriching lives, Klyde Warren Park hosts more than 1,300 free programs and events each year. In addition to its fitness and educational offerings, the Park also hosts movie screenings, festivals, concerts, and holiday celebrations. Major features include a children’s park, dog park, great lawn, performance pavilion, restaurant, reading and games room, and five water features. Plans for an expansion will add 1.7 acres to this 5.2-acre deck park, which is built over a highway and has created a true town square for the City of Dallas.

Project Details

Infrastructure Type Highway
Status Open / Ongoing
Opening October 2012
Size 5.2 acres
Design Team Office of James Burnett, Thomas Phifer and Associates

Managed and operated by the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation in partnership with the City of Dallas

Project Leader Kit Sawers

Latest News / Klyde Warren Park

New York Times / October 8, 2019

City parks piggyback on infrastructure

The High Line gave impetus to the idea of adding greenery to infrastructure that is raised off the ground. Conceived, funded and built by the nonprofit Friends of the High Line, the park has inspired so many infrastructure-reuse projects that its founders formed the High Line Network to help others learn the ropes — and avoid pitfalls.