Dallas approves $30M in funding for Klyde Warren Park expansion
The city of Dallas, Regional Transportation Council, and North Central Texas Council of Governments reached an agreement to seek $30 million in federal funds for the proposed $100 million expansion of Klyde Warren Park.
Klyde Warren Park rendering
On June 23, the Dallas City Council approved the city’s participation in the interlocal agreement to apply for Surface Transportation Block Grant funds for Phase 2 of Klyde Warren Park and an advance funding agreement between the city and the Texas Department of Transportation for construction.
A 1.7-acre expansion of the 5-acre deck park over Woodall Rodgers Freeway will cover the last recessed section of the freeway with a suspended glass and steel jewel box structure. The building will feature 24,000 square feet of reception and event space and an 8,000-square-foot roof terrace.
The Jacobs Lawn, a 37,000-square-foot venue, will offer space for festivals and markets during warmer months and turn into an ice skating rink in winter months.
In addition, the project will install an iconic water fountain featuring light displays at night, install new recreation equipment and amenities at Children’s Park, and relocate My Best Friend’s Park for dogs across the street.
Park foundation officials anticipate starting construction in early 2022 with an 18-month timeline to build the decks over the freeway and 18 to 24 months to construct the amenities.