One of my favorite things about Texas is the warm weather days we receive during the winter months. After living in Oregon for so long, I forgot what a warm winter day felt like. Summers here are the most miserable, as it’s so hot you feel like you live on the edge of the sun, but the rest of the months are lovely by comparison. I’m still surprised how well I’ve acclimated to summer Texas weather.
Winter has been so mild this year, so when I had a day off a couple of weeks ago we ventured downtown to spend some time outdoors, and to see the Jackson Pollock exhibit.
One of my favorite urban spaces in Dallas to take advantage of a sunny day is Klyde Warren Park. It’s a five acre urban deck park located right on top of the Woodall Rodgers Freeway in downtown Dallas. Directly across the street from the Dallas Museum of Art, it was the perfect place to stroll.
The park is the perfect urban landscape. It offers plenty of green space, but also has architectural details that make it feel modern and chic. It’s a green space that plenty of Dallas natives take advantage of on sunny winter days, and it offers great views of the city at every turn.
The park is home to a permanent restaurant, Savor, and food trucks line the street every weekday during lunch, making it a perfect destination for the nearby businesses. If I worked downtown during the day I would be here often.
Klyde Warren Park
2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway
Dallas, TX 75201