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.
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, the park hosts 1,300 free active programs and events each year. In addition to its fitness and educational programming, the park also hosts free movie screenings, symphony concerts, and opera simulcasts. The park provides a pristine, entertainment-rich green space for people of all ages to enjoy. Major features include a children’s park, dog park, great lawn, performance pavilion, restaurant, reading and game room, and five water features. Planning began in 2004 and was completed in 2012.
|Status||Open / Ongoing|
|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
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Klyde Warren is considered a world-class urban haven that’s providing a template for a new generation of innovative parks. From Los Angeles to Miami, urban parks over freeways and those transforming railway tracks are cropping up around the country, as cities look to add green space, revitalize their downtowns, and energize downtrodden neighborhoods.
The park’s new president Kit Sawers says the deck park’s long-awaited expansion will complete the park. Jody Grant, the man who helped create this place—on a highway overpass, out of thin air—sees the planned two-story pavilion as an opportunity to continue to make the park a living place that grows with the city’s needs.