DALLAS — A crisp fall day heralded the unveiling of a new place for the people of Dallas — Klyde Warren Park, a green space linking Uptown with downtown.
"It's really fun. I got to walk around and see the park and it's really great," said Klyde Warren, the park's 10-year-old namesake. "Pretty cool!"
Spanning 5.2 acres over the Woodall Rogers Freeway is a landscape bridge that took an army of dedicated citizens to create.
"To watch the engineering and construction take place, and for the people who had the vision to do this and the stamina and commitment to see it through — those are the heroes of Dallas," said Kelcy Warren, Klyde's father and a major donor to the park.
Klyde Warren Park is a $110 million green space where families can enjoy daily free programming all year long.
"I said we need to dial up the fun in Dallas, and this is going to be the headquarters for it," said Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings.
Every corner of the park is eye-catching for the young, young-at-heart, and every other member of the family.
The park even has a special area dedicated to man's best friend. "Next time, I'll know to bring my dogs also," said Roman Ramos of Richardson.
Between Pearl and St. Paul streets, the stage is set. The front yard of the Arts District invites attention, and also gives it to the city's greatest asset — its people.
"This is a great place to bring exposure to those artists, but then also help the people of Dallas," Kelcy Warren said.