Three scenic views for Park and Rec Month
The month of July is Park and Recreation Month, and the City of Dallas is celebrating the month by shining a spotlight on some unique parks in Dallas. Dallas is home to over 300 parks, making it one of the largest municipal park systems in the nation.
To commemorate the month, here are three unique parks to visit this month.
Klyde Warren Park
2012 Woodall Rogers Freeway
Dallas, TX 75201
Klyde Warren Park, a City-owned park in Downtown Dallas, is the perfect attraction for the entire family to enjoy. It is a community gathering spot that offers food trucks, designated areas for children and is dog-friendly. Klyde Warren hosts many events throughout the year, including yoga and film screenings.
Cedar Ridge Preserve
7171 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, TX 75249
Established in 1978, Cedar Ridge Preserve offers 600 acres of land used for hiking, bike trails, outdoor lunches and more. There are eight separate hiking trails totaling 6 miles. This park has one of the highest elevations in the Metroplex, providing a taste of the Hill County here in Dallas. It is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds of nature.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
8525 Garland Road
Dallas, Texas 75218
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical garden is home to 66 acres of beautiful gardens and sculptures. It also overlooks White Rock Lake, making it the perfect venue for weddings and other special moments. Not only is it great for the ideal date night, but it’s also a great place for children to explore the outdoors.
The U.S House of Representatives officially mandated July as “Park and Recreation Month” in 2009. Parks and Recreation centers have played a critical role in communities across the country. These spaces have helped make memories, build friendships, and establish hobbies. This year’s theme for Park and Recreation month is Our Park and Recreation Story.
Written by, Chasatey Virgil