Klyde Warren Park, previously known as Woodall Rodgers Deck Park, is a 5.2-acre (2.1 ha) public park being constructed in downtown Dallas, Texas, USA. Utility construction began in January 2009 with a ground-making ceremony held on September 14, 2009. The park is expected to open October 27-28, 2012.
The park is named for the 9-year-old son of billionaire Kelcy Warren.
Klyde Warren Park will create an urban green space over the existing Woodall Rodgers Freeway between Pearl and St. Paul streets. It will provide connectivity to the city’s flourishing Arts District, bring cultural offerings together and serve as a central gathering space for Dallas and its visitors to enjoy.
In addition to a restaurant and performance stage, plans for the park include jogging trails, a dog park, a children’s playground, fountains, an area for games and much more.
Construction is funded through a public, private partnership including $20 million in bond funds from the city of Dallas, $20 million in highway funds from the state and federal government through TxDOT and nearly $50 million from private donations. In March 2009, the Park was selected to receive $16.7 million in stimulus funds that are specifically for transportation enhancement construction. The Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation continues to raise private donations to fund amenity construction, operations and programming.