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.

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.