Klyde Warren Park is a great greenspace for kids!

October 28, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

 

Since today was a little warmer than yesterday, I decided I'd run down to the grand opening of the Klyde Warren Park for a bit. 

 

My first clue that I was going to enjoy myself was seeing two whole streets of food trucks. (Food trucks make me very happy!) I do believe that every food truck we have in Dallas was there. I decided to walk through the food trucks to survey what I wanted to eat, get to the end of the park, and make my way back up. 

 

I walked to the end opposite of the stage and kids' play area. I watched kids playing mini-golf, older people in all-white playing croque, volunteers teaching people to play petanque, a volunteer manning a cart so you could check out mini-golf clubs and balls, people sitting and chatting in the lime green chairs I assume will always be available at the park, people enjoying the mini-dog park within the park, and so much more.

 

While I was there this afternoon, I learned to play Petanque, a french version of Bocce Ball. The volunteer there taught me how to play...and then I got beat by a 9-year old. Evidently, there's a Pentanque club in Farmer's Branch. They're going to be playing Petanque every Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm in Klyde Warren Park...and again on Tuesday evenings. They're doing it throughout the month of November in hopes of generating enough interest to spin off a new Dallas branch. The 9-year old I played against absolutely loved the game. I'm sure it would be great fun for other kids as well.

 

 

So what all can you do at the new Klyde Warren Park? Well, if the daily and weekend activities are anything like they were today, you can count on: 

  • croque
  • badminton
  • miniature golf
  • petanque
  • kids playground
  • dog park area

 

Follow the Klyde Warren Park on Facebook and keep up with their latest happenings.

 

For any moms (or dads) out there, you might also be interested in the FREE (yes, FREE!) boot camp that they'll be offering every Monday at 5:30 pm. Bring a set of medium-weight dumbbells (optional), a small towel, and water...and join in!

 

The park supposedly has wifi (I didn't get to check that out, but plan to at some point). Tonight at 8:00 they had a movie screening of Midnight in Paris. I'm sure there will be many more family-friendly as well as primarily adult events. In fact, I'm really looking forward to...and can't wait for...those.

 

It's a great park and makes me think of all of the other great parks and green spaces I've encountered in New York, Boston, and other cities. It's a great addition to Dallas!


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