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Thank you to our Capital Campaign Generous Donors

  • Amy and Kelcy Warren
  • The W. W. Caruth, Jr. Foundation/Communities Foundation of Texas
  • Linda and Mitch Hart
  • JPMorgan Chase Foundation
  • Lyn and John Muse
  • The Real Estate Council Foundation
  • The Boone Family Foundation
  • Nancy and Richard Fisher/Andersen Fisher/Alison Fisher Smith/James Miles Fisher
  • Gina and Scott Ginsburg/Boardwalk Auto Group
  • Jane and Bud Smith
  • Nancy and Randy Best
  • The Family of Ruth Ray Hunt
  • Corrigan Properties, Inc.
  • Sheila and Jody Grant
  • The Craig and Kathryn Hall Foundation
  • Lyda Hill 
  • Lincoln Property Company
  • O’Donnell Foundation
  • The Owners of Museum Tower
  • Oncor
  • Texas Capital Bank
  • William C. Ward Family Foundation
  • Crescent Real Estate Equities
  • The Meadows Foundation
  • Julie and Louis Beecherl
  • Toni and Norman Brinker
  • Uptown Dallas, Inc.
  • Barbara and Steve Durham
  • Hillcrest Foundation, founded by Mrs. W. W. Caruth, Sr.
  • Trustees of Communities Foundation of Texas
  • The Crescent/Fountain Place/Trammell Crow Center
  • The DGBB Foundation
  • DOWNTOWN DALLAS, INC.
  • The Margaret Jonsson Family Foundation
  • TurningPoint Foundation
  • Margot and Ross Perot
  • Sally Warren and Jeffery Jackson
  • Advancial Tower - Charter Holdings
  • Arts District Properties, Ltd.
  • Tricia and Gil Bessing
  • Dallas Women's Foundation Billingsley Fund
  • Community Impact Fund of The Dallas Foundation
  • Fairmont – Dallas
  • Gables Residential
  • Granite Properties, Inc.
  • Hoblitzelle Foundation
  • The Ralph B. Rogers Foundation
  • T. Boone Pickens
  • Jan and Jeff Ric
  • Gay and Bill Solomon
  • The Eugene McDermott Foundation
  • The Gil and Dody Weaver Foundation
  • Rob and Carolyn Walters
  • The Pollock Foundation
  • Maurice Acers and Ebby Halliday Acers
  • Carolyn and Craig Hutton
  • Stemmons Foundation
  • The Miller, Donosky and Stewart Families
  • Rotary Club of Dallas-Centennial Campaign Donors
    Maurice Acers & Ebby Halliday Acers, Craig & Carolyn Hutton, Stemmons Foundation, The Miller, Donsky and Stewart Families, Tincy & Vance Miller, Patsy Miller Donsky, Henry S. Miller III, Jackie & Peter Stewart, Robert H. & Mary A. Dilworth, Dr. Thomas & Annie Faye Franklin, Jr., George E. Ashley, Sue & Ben Casey, Gary & Peggy Cole, Dennis & Anne Connally, Judge & Mrs. Harold Entz, Joe Kearley, Ruth & Charles Read, Oliver & Sharon Revell, Sandra & Bill Sanderson, David A. & Barbara J. Vilbig, Tom & Lynn McIntire, In Memory of Dr. Michael Kurilecz, James & Dona Griffith, Sally & Mark Cullum, John & Bonner DeShazo, The William L. Schilling Family, The Larry Foster Family, Neil & Mary Anderson, Hon. Gary Griffith, Hansjorg & Rosario Heppe, Helena Heppe, Otto Heppe, Wilhelm Heppe, Rotary Club of Park Cities, Preston Center Rotary Club, Abercrombie Family, In Memory of Bill & Sue Cooper, The Brown Family, Steve Jermone Cotton, John H. & Linda L. Forest, Jim & Lia Frankiewicz, Beth & Chip Glispin, Clifton & Delia Griffin, Heather M. Jennings, Richard S. Neely, James B. & Karen L. Palmer, Sunny Parks, William C. & Phyllis A. Slicker, Richard & June Tesauro, Madeline McClure, Texas Association for the Protection of Children, Eric Ryan Anderson, Miles Zitmore, Jim & Woo Woo Struble

"I Heart the Park" Donors

Thank you to our generous annual fund donors for their support of our "i heart the park" campaign

  • Anonymous (2)
  • Ms. Ruth Sharp Altshuler
  • The Dan & Martha Lou Beaird Foundation
  • Mr. Bruce Bembaum
  • Mr. James Burnett
  • Marsha and David Dowler
  • Betsy and Richard Eiseman
  • Stephen F. Goldmann
  • Mr. Robbie Good
  • Ms. Nicole Marie Green
  • Fanchon and Howard Hallam
  • Carol and Jeff Heller
  • Jeffery M. Jackson
  • Mr. and Mrs. John Jaggers
  • Mr. Larry James
  • Kline Family Foundation
  • Anonymous
  • Mr. Kenneth Luce
  • Mr. David Michael
  • Alice and Erle Nye
  • Mr. Joseph Quinn
  • Nancy Shutt
  • Mr. and Mrs. William T. Solomon
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mark Talbert
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thompson
  • Tom W. and Lauryn Gayle White
  • Kaari and Jim Wicklund
  • Mr. Jay Oppenheimer
  • Mark and Carol Kreditor
  • Margot and Ross Perot
  • Liz and Eric Pitcher
  • Brecky and Brad Todd
  • Ms. Shauna Trieb
  • Bonnie Cobb
  • Ms. Debbie Gill
  • The Jim and Barbara Moroney Family
  • Vin and Caren Prothro Foundation
  • Lisa and Kenny Troutt
  • Ms. Diane Cheatham
  • Patricia and Bob Hamer
  • Bruce and Vicki Johnson
  • Ms. Susan Kinser
  • Rod Jones and Nancy Perot
  • Mr. Sam Sawyer
  • Diebolt Family
  • Bruce and Vicki Johnson Family
  • Ms. Cheryl Rider
  • Robbie and John A. Raphael Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation
  • The William Ward Family Foundation
  • Lyda Hill Foundation
  • Mr. and Mrs. J. Ford Lacy in Honor of Jody and Shelia Grant
  • Michal Powell

Founding Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation Board 

  • Jody Grant, Chairman
  • Rob Walters, Vice Chairman
  • Jeffery Jackson, Treasurer
  • Ed Fjordbak, Secretary
  • Elaine Agather
  • Nancy Best
  • Garrett Boone
  • Leo Corrigan, III
  • Ossa Fisher
  • Scott Ginsburg
  • Sheila Grant
  • Linda W. Hart
  • Milledge A. Hart, III
  • Tom Leppert
  • John Muse
  • Linda Owen
  • Bob Shapard
  • Kelcy Warren
  • John Zogg 

Public Partners

  • City of Dallas
  • North Central Texas Council of Governments
  • Texas Department of Transportation
  • United States Department of Transportation 

In-Kind Partners

  • Bernstein Global Wealth Management
  • Carter & Burgess
  • Friends of the Park
  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Jackson Spalding
  • Jackson Walker LLP
  • Miyama USA Texas
  • Patton Boggs, LLC
  • The Real Estate Council
  • Texas Capital Bank
  • Vinson & Elkins LLP 

Project Team

  • The Office of James Burnett - Landscape Architect
  • Thomas Phifer and Partners - Restaurant and Pavilion Architect
  • Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. - Engineer of Record
  • Bjerke Management Solutions - Program Manager
  • McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. - Park General Contractor
  • Archer Western Contractors - Deck General Contractor
  • Dallas Park and Recreation Department
  • Dallas Public Works Department
  • Biederman Redevelopment Ventures Corp. - Programming Consultant 

City of Dallas

The City of Dallas gratefully acknowledges Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation for establishing the largest public/private funding partnership in the history of the Dallas Park and Recreation Department for the development of Klyde Warren Park.  Particular thanks to Jody Grant, Linda Owen and John Zogg for their leadership and vision in spearheading this innovative project on the Foundation’s behalf.  Without their efforts, this monumental and transformational gift to the City could not have been possible. 

Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation

Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation deeply appreciates the individuals and organizations that unselfishly gave their time and resources to create Klyde Warren Park. We particularly wish to express our profound respect and gratitude to our Chairman Jody Grant for his enlightened leadership and passion to develop one of America’s great urban parks. We are extremely grateful to The Real Estate Council Foundation, Texas Capital Bank, and Sheila and Jody Grant for providing the seed money that made the project viable; Crescent Real Estate Equities and John Zogg for advancing the initial concept; Linda Owen for her tireless leadership as the Foundation’s first president and CEO; Sheila Grant for championing the capital campaign; Ed Fjordbak, Jeff Jackson, John Muse and Rob Walters for their long-standing service as members of the Executive Committee; Paul Dyer, Willis Winters and their colleagues at the Dallas Park and Recreation Department for their invaluable guidance and support; Jim Burnett and Tom Phifer for their exciting and innovative designs; Dan Biederman for sharing his unparalleled knowledge of park operations and programming; Keith Bjerke for his expertise and oversight as the Foundation’s Program Manager; John Reynolds for his valuable role as the City’s Project Manager; Tom Shelton for his skill in sourcing public funds and as the initial Project Engineer; Bill Hale for his critical leadership as TxDOT District Engineer; and Mark Banta for his role as President of Klyde Warren Park.

And finally, our sincere thanks to everyone whose devotion and generosity made the Park possible; their names are inscribed on these walls and in our hearts forever. 

Klyde Warren Park

A $110 Million Public/Private Partnership

Kylde Warren Park was made possible through an unprecedented collaboration between private philanthropy and public funding. 

  • $52.3 Million   Private
  • $20.0 Million   City of Dallas Bond Program - 2006
  • $10.0 Million   Statewide Transportation Enhancement Program - 2005
  • $10.0 Million   Statewide Transportation Enhancement Program - 2007
  • $16.7 Million   American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - 2009
  • $1.0 Million     North Central Texas Council of Government  
  • TxDOT Green Ribbon Grant
  • Keep Dallas Beautiful
  • The Congressional Demonstration Fund

The Park is named in honor of Klyde Warren, son of Kelcy Warren. It is dedicated to all of the children of Dallas.

City Council

  • Michael S. Rawlings, Mayor
  • Pauline Medrano, Mayor Pro Tem
  • Tennell Atkins, Deputy Mayor Pro Tem
  • Jerry R. Allen
  • Monica R. Alonzo
  • Dwaine R. Caraway
  • Carolyn R. Davis
  • Sandy Greyson
  • Scott Griggs
  • Vonciel Jones Hill
  • Angela Hunt
  • Delia Jasso
  • Sheffield A. Kadane, Jr.
  • Linda Koop
  • Ann Margolin
  • City Manager: Mary Suhm

Past City Council

  • Tom Leppert, Mayor
  • Laura Miller, Mayor
  • Dwaine R. Caraway, Acting Mayor
  • Bill Blaydes
  • Leo V. Chaney, Jr.
  • James L. Fantroy
  • Dr. Elba Garcia
  • Gary Griffith
  • Donald W. Hill
  • Mark Housewright
  • Ron Natinsky
  • Dave Neumann
  • Ed Oakley
  • Mitchell Rasansky
  • Dr. Maxine Thornton-Reese
  • Steve Salazar 

Park and Recreation Board

  • Joan Walne, President
  • Gabriel Soto, Vice President
  • Frances M. Gonzalez
  • Lawrence S. Jones
  • Lee M. Kleinman
  • Jean F. Milligan
  • Michael Reagan
  • Rodney Schlosser
  • Wayne Smith
  • Gail Terrell
  • Max Wells
  • C.W. Whitaker
  • Gerald Worrall III
  • Tiffinni A. Young
  • Director: Paul D. Dyer
  • Assistant Director: Willis C. Winters 

Past Park and Recreation Board

  • Tom Baker, President
  • Michael S. Rawlings, President
  • C. W. Whitaker, President
  • Monica R. Alonzo
  • Michael W. Anglin
  • Darren Boruff
  • Larry Brannon
  • Taylor Brannon
  • Ron Chapman, Jr.
  • Daisy Gafford
  • Thomas Eugene Hines
  • Tony Hinojosa, Jr.
  • Gloria Stinson Hogg
  • Delia Jasso
  • Sheffield A. Kadane Jr.
  • Marc D. Katz
  • Michael Todd King
  • Ann Margolin
  • Dick Monroe
  • Lark Montgomery
  • Robert B. Parks
  • José Plata
  • Rodolfo Rodriguez, Jr.
  • Glenda Salazar
  • Gigi Steiner
  • Bettye Stripling
  • Ellen J. Taft

Stemmons Service Award Recipients

  • Jeff Smith
  • Terry Darrow
  • Tom Clarke
  • Buz Franklin
  • Al Hildreth
  • Gary Lindsey
  • David Little
  • David Gleeson
  • Jerry Fults
  • Dan Arnold
  • Ken Wood
  • Robert Edge
  • Jay Lorch
  • Russ Chaney
  • Chris Teesdale
  • Eddie Liebman
  • John Aldrich
  • Thomas Pearson
  • Kenneth Shulman
  • Jay Lucas
  • Eric Langford
  • Nick Nicholas
  • Robert Grunnah
  • Michael McAuley
  • Susan Gwin-Burks
  • Carey Cox
  • Brian O'Boyle
  • Jack Fraker
  • Carl Ewert
  • Mike Wyatt
  • Mike Friedman
  • Bill McClung
  • Phil Baker
  • Steve Lieberman
  • Darrell Hurmis
  • Manny Ybarra
  • Susan Arledge
  • Allen Gump
  • Kim Butler