A Sunny Day in Klyde Warren Park
Dallas has a new park. Built atop the Woodall Rodgers Freeway in Downtown Dallas, the Klyde Warren Park is the city’s latest attraction. I went down there early on a beautiful Saturday morning to find it quite crowded. After walking around for a while, I could see why. There’s a lot to see and do in Klyde Warren Park. There is a dog park, a jogging trail, ping pong tables, a putting green, a stage, and even a library. There were people there biking, people eating from a gourmet food truck, and people doing yoga on the lawn. All of this was going on atop an ugly downtown freeway stuck between some sterile skyscrapers. The Klyde Warren Park is a huge improvement to the urban infrastructure, and it was a pleasure to take the following photos.
Things To Do
I’ve been to the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston, and I’ve noticed similar crowds there. I think that putting our freeways underground makes a lot of sense. In many dense foreign cities, there are lots of little parks and plazas for people to enjoy. I think there’s an innate human need for a community space, and the Klyde Warren Park is a big step in the right direction.