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Klyde Warren Park Grand Opening Will Welcome Public to a Showcase Weekend

DALLAS (June 29, 2012) – Dallas residents will get a taste of the future Klyde Warren Park experience during a free, open-to-the-public grand opening weekend on Saturday, Oct. 27 and Sunday, Oct. 28. The Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation is planning a host of activities for all age groups, designed to showcase the park’s personality.

“We are opening a new landmark for Dallas. Whether you call the park the city’s heart, the front lawn or the town square, it’s clear that Dallas is ready to turn an old freeway into a truly special destination,” said Jody Grant, chairman of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation Board. “During our grand opening, Klyde Warren Park will be buzzing with energy as people celebrate a major addition to our city’s identity.”

On Oct. 27, the park will officially open to the public with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  The entire Arts District will be alive with entertainment as part of the grand opening and the annual Art in October festival. Free and public events will continue throughout the weekend, reflecting daily life in the park. 

“Grand opening is a significant moment for all of the partners from private individuals to city, state and federal stakeholders to celebrate this gift to Dallas,” said Mark Banta, president of Klyde Warren Park. “The weekend celebration will kick-off our programming and signal the start of building new, outdoor traditions in the heart of our city.”

As grand opening plans take shape, more information regarding the schedule of events will be released. For the latest information, visit

About Klyde Warren Park

Klyde Warren Park will serve as a central gathering space for Dallas and its visitors to enjoy in the heart of the city. The 5.2-acre park will create an urban green space over the existing Woodall Rodgers Freeway between Pearl and St. Paul Streets in downtown Dallas. Plans include a performance stage, restaurant, shaded walking paths, a dog park, a children’s garden, great lawn, water features, an area for games and much more.

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