Klyde Warren Park’s annual fundraiser, Party in the Park, is scheduled for Wednesday, October 13. We are grateful to Lynn and Allan McBee for chairing this important event for Dallas’ favorite green space, and to Kathryn and Craig Hall for serving as Honorary Chairs. Proceeds will ensure the Park is able to be maintained as a pristine and safe gathering space for every socioeconomic group in our city, especially in these uncertain times.
An outdoor gathering, surrounded by an unparalleled 360-degree view of the uptown and downtown Dallas skylines, Party in the Park will have all of the Park’s city-approved safety protocols in place. This socially distanced picnic supper will be casually elegant, with a champagne and cocktail reception, stunning décor from Todd Events and live music. In addition, a portion of the funds collected will benefit local restaurant partners to assist with their recovery from the economic fallout of COVID-19.
Dallas-area residents rely on Klyde Warren Park right now more than ever. Despite a 30% budget cut in 2020, the Park hosted fireworks that were televised to the community on the 4th of July. We also showed free movies; hosted public art installations, markets and concerts; and even put on eight separate Christmas tree lighting celebrations so that North Texans could safely enjoy that annual tradition.
Managed by the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, our 5.2-acre park relies on contributions from donors to support maintenance, special programming and educational activities for more than one million visitors each year. Your help is critical to our being able to serve the public daily, and we are grateful for your support!
Since its inception, Klyde Warren Park has hosted a two-part annual fundraiser called “Park & Palate,” which included an evening seated dinner and a daytime food-and-wine festival. Both events proved so successful, they have been separated to allow each to grow independently. While “Party in the Park” takes place this year on October 13, the “Klyde Warren Park Food & Wine Festival” will move to May 2022.