Klyde Warren Park Launches First Public Fundraising Campaign on Valentine’s Day
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DALLAS (Feb. 2, 2015) — On Valentine’s Day, Klyde Warren Park will launch “i heart the park,” its first public fundraising campaign, to support the park’s free daily, year-round programming. The campaign will officially kick off at the park’s “Hearts in the Park” Valentine’s Day celebration on Saturday, Feb. 14, and aims to raise $50,000 through the support of Klyde Warren Park patrons and the greater Dallas community. “i heart the park” will allow park patrons to be an active and important part of maintaining this hub of activity that brings the people of Dallas together.
“At Klyde Warren Park, we are proud to provide our park patrons with free programming every day of the year, and we are now looking for their support,” said Tara Green, president of Klyde Warren Park. “This campaign will not only help support our programming costs, but also will enable all of Dallas to continue to come together as a community and celebrate what we love most about this park.”
Welcoming approximately two million visitors in its first two years, Klyde Warren Park hosts roughly 1,300 programs and special events on a yearly basis, including fitness classes like boot camp and yoga, as well as lectures, live music, children’s activities, movie nights and holiday celebrations. The park allocates approximately ten percent of its annual budget to programming. By donating to the “i heart the park” campaign, patrons are ensuring that the park will continue to offer new and innovative programming at this unique Dallas landmark. All donations raised will go directly toward supporting the park’s free programming and are tax-deductible. Donations of any amount are welcomed.
Patrons can donate to “i heart the park” in a number of ways, including:
- Online Donations: Visit the campaign website – www.iheartthepark.com – and donate directly online.
- Events in the Park:
- Park staff will be available to take donations through Square® before and after various programming activities.
- Visit the “i heart the park” booth in Klyde Warren Park at events to donate.
- Merchandise: Purchase “i heart the park”-branded materials, including t-shirts for $25, on the campaign website.
Klyde Warren Park will begin accepting donations for “i heart the park” on Valentine’s Day. Help the park kick off the campaign at its “Hearts in the Park” event, which will include:
Daytime Activities (12-4 p.m., The Dallas Morning News Reading & Games Room):
- Smooch a Pooch: Puppy “kissing booth,” adoptions, photo opportunities and more, hosted by White Rock Dog Rescue.
- Valentine’s Day Crafts: Get creative and make your own Valentine’s Day cards.
- Prince Charming: Have your little princess stop by and meet her Prince Charming!
- For the Love of Pigeons: Similar to the park’s monthly “Secret Life of Pigeons” program put on by Trinity River Audubon Center, this special Valentine’s Day activity will feature a Valentine’s craft and the chance to write love messages for the pigeons to carry back to the Center.
- Valentine’s Day Story Time: Enjoy a Valentine’s Day-themed story time with Miss Kimberly, the park’s favorite storyteller.
- Valentine’s Magician: Add a little magic to your day with our Valentine’s Day magician.
Evening Activities (6:30-9:30 p.m.):
- Live Concert (Muse Family Performance Pavilion): Enjoy live music from Dallas’ Mad Men Swing Band and dance the night away.
- Photo Booth (Moody Plaza): Grab your sweetheart or a friend for a fun photo in our photo booth.
- “Swipe Right” Zone (Southwest Porch): Looking for love? Meet your match at our “Swipe Right” Zone on the Southwest Porch. Fun icebreakers will be provided!
- Desserts: Sweet treats and beverages will be available for purchase from our friends at Savor Gastropub.
About Klyde Warren Park
Klyde Warren Park is a 5.2-acre deck park, bridging Uptown Dallas to Downtown Dallas. The park includes a performance pavilion, restaurant, dog park, children's park, great lawn, shaded walking paths, water features, free Wi-Fi, ping pong and foosball tables, and a reading and games area. Our mission is to provide free programming and educational opportunities for the enrichment of visitors’ lives, to showcase the multitude of cultures and talents Dallas has to offer, and to be a town square where citizens may congregate and create traditions. Klyde Warren Park is privately operated and managed by the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information on programming, volunteering or to make a donation to support free daily programs, please visit www.KlydeWarrenPark.org.
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