Exploring the DART Service Area
From neighborhood dives to hipster hangouts, DARTable Destinations are the legendary locales, beloved cultural institutions, unique boutiques and other surprisingly delightful places that make our community a great place to be. And the best part? DART can get you there.
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Entertainment - Outdoor Destinations/Trails
Note: When planning an excursion, make sure service is available for all parts of your trip on the day and at the time you wish to travel. The information links on this page are provided as a service to our guests. Dallas Area Rapid Transit is not responsible for the content found on these sites. Addison Circle Park
15650 Addison Road, Addison
The park is conveniently located just north of Belt Line Road between Addison Road and Quorum Drive and adjacent to the popular urban area known as Addison Circle. Some of the convenient amenities include over 372,000 square feet of outdoor and indoor space, three distinct performance venues, a covered pergola, a covered pavilion, water garden and interactive fountains, fields for active recreation and walking trails.
» View more information about Addison Circle Park at visitaddison.com.
» Plan a trip to Addison Circle Park.
Trip Planner Tip: Use Addison Circle Park as your destination.
Nearest DART Facility: Addison Transit Center
The Annette Strauss Artist Square
Pearl and Woodall Rodgers, Dallas
Named in honor of the passionate arts supporter former Mayor Annette Strauss, The Annette Strauss Artist Square is an open-air venue for festivals, concerts and theatrical productions. In 2010, Annette Strauss Artist Square will have a permanent home at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in the Dallas Arts District. Situated in the middle of the downtown Dallas Arts District, The Annette Strauss Artist Square hosts some of the most diverse programs of art, music and dance in the city.
» View more information about the Annette Strauss Artist Square at attpac.org.
» Plan a trip to the Annette Strauss Artist Square.
Trip Planner Tip: Use Annette Strauss Square as your destination.
Nearest DART Rail station: Pearl/Arts District Station
2530 Webb Chapel Extension, Dallas
Located near Love Field Airport, Bachman Lake offers running and biking trails as well as other leisure and recreational activities.
» View more information about Bachman Lake at dallasparks.org.
» Plan a trip to Bachman Lake.
Trip Planner Tip: Use Bachman Lake as your destination.
Bahama Beach Waterpark - Dallas
1895 Campfire Circle, Dallas
Bahama Beach Waterpark - Dallas is a family entertainment center located in the Thurgood Marshall Regional Park. The water park features several water slides, tube rides, lazy river rides, play areas and concession stands. It's a fun place to take the kids and cool off on a hot Texas day.
» View more information at bahamabeachdallas.com
» Plan a trip to Bahama Beach Waterpark - Dallas.
Trip Planner Tip: Use Bahama Beach Waterpark as your destination.
Nearest DART Facility: Red Bird Transit Center
8617 Garland Rd., Dallas
The 66-acre Dallas Arboretum is one of the most magnificent gardens in the nation, a visual banquet that is ablaze in color year-round. The fragrant gardens and lush lawns, on the shores of White Rock Lake, overlook downtown Dallas and feature intriguing sculptures, sparkling fountains and two historic mansions.
» View more information about the Dallas Arboretum at dallasarboretum.org.
» Plan a trip to the Dallas Arboretum.
Trip Planner Tip: Use Dallas Arboretum as your destination.
Dallas Arts District
2010 Flora St., Dallas
The Dallas Arts District is a unique 68-acre, 19-block neighborhood in the heart of the city. A rare jewel that is the centerpiece of the region's cultural life, the District is home to some of the finest architecture in the world. Enhancing the downtown Dallas skyline are buildings by Pritzker Prize winners I.M. Pei, Renzo Piano, Norman Foster, Rem Koolhaas and AIA "Gold Medal" recipient Edward Larrabee Barnes. It includes the Dallas Museum of Art, the Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, the AT&T Performing Arts Center, and more.
» View more information at dallasartsdistrict.org
» Plan a trip to the Dallas Arts District.
Trip Planner Tip: Use Dallas Arts District as your destination.
Nearest DART Rail stations: Pearl/Arts District Station and St. Paul Station
Dallas Farmers Market
1010 South Pearl St., Dallas
One of the biggest and best in the nation, the Dallas Farmers Market is an important center where farmers still sell their seasonal crops directly to customers. Located in the southeastern corner of the central business district in downtown Dallas, it provides a unique opportunity to shop for fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, specialty items and international products.
» View more information at dallasfarmersmarket.org
» Plan a trip to the Dallas Farmers Market.
Trip Planner Tip: Use Dallas Farmers Market as your destination.
650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas
Located three miles south of downtown Dallas, the 106-acre Dallas Zoo is the oldest and largest zoo in Texas. Founded with just two deer and two mountain lions in 1888 as the first zoo in the Southwest, this City of Dallas-owned but privately managed zoo is a thriving example of a successful public-private partnership. As an accredited member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA), the Zoo provides a home for more than 2,000 animals representing over 400 species.
» View more information at dallaszoo.com
» Plan a trip to the Dallas Zoo.
Trip Planner Tip: Use Dallas Zoo as your destination.
Nearest DART Rail station: Dallas Zoo Station
500 Main St., Dallas
Built in the late 1930s, Dealey Plaza, with its Art Moderne style, was once considered the ceremonial gateway to Dallas. It was built to honor publisher and civic leader George Dealey. This small park was once Dallas' original riverfront settlement. All of that was eclipsed by the assassination of President John F. Kennedy as his motorcade passed the park's grassy knoll toward the triple underpass. A National Historic Landmark, the plaza features reflecting pools and a bronze memorial plaque that give one pause. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is two blocks away.
» Plan a trip to the Dealey Plaza.
Trip Planner Tip: Use Dealey Plaza as your destination.
Nearest DART Rail station: West End Station and EBJ Union Station
Farmers Branch Historical Park
2540 Farmers Branch Lane, Farmers Branch
The Farmers Branch Historical Park is nestled within 22 acres that trace the proud heritage of Farmers Branch, from the 1840s through the 1940s. The Gilbert House, built between 1856-1857, is the oldest rock structure in Dallas County still on its original foundation. Other local historic structures on the grounds include the 1937 Dodson House, home of the first Mayor of Farmers Branch; a one-room school that was once part of the Farmers Branch school from 1900-1915; and the original Farmers Branch railroad depot, built in 1877.
» View more information at www.farmersbranchtx.gov
» Plan a trip to the Farmers Branch Historical Park.
Trip Planner Tip: Use Farmers Branch Station as your destination.
Nearest DART Rail station: Farmers Branch Station
Houston St. @ Young St., Dallas
Ferris Plaza is a one-block city park bounded by Houston, Young, Record and Wood Streets. The park is across the street from EBJ Union Station and has a dynamic fountain in the center. Designed by architect George Dahl, the park originally opened in the 1920s. The fountain was restored in 2005 and operates during lunchtime hours.
More examples of architect George Dahl's work can be seen at Fair Park. Designated a National Historic Landmark, Fair Park has the largest collection of 1930s Art Deco architecture in the United States and is the only unaltered pre-1950s World's Fair site in the nation.
» Plan a trip to Ferris Plaza.
Trip Planner Tip: Use Ferris Plaza as your destination.
Nearest DART facility: EBJ Union Station
Flagpole Hill Park
8007 E. Northwest Highway, Dallas
The scenic overlook of Flagpole Hill Park was built in 1936 by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Other improvements constructed by the CCC include a picnic pavilion, the present Athletic Club building (which previously housed equipment for the city-owned WRR-Radio Station transmitting towers that stood nearby) and the park department headquarters complex (originally a collection of concession and out-buildings.) Separated from White Rock Lake by Northwest Highway, Flagpole Hill's summit provides a great view of the surrounding area.
» Plan a trip to the Flagpole Hill Park.
Trip Planner Tip: Use Flagpole Hill as your destination.
Nearest DART Rail station: White Rock Station
901 E. 15th St., Plano
Haggard Park is a scenic downtown park with a gazebo, playground and restrooms. The park is adjacent to Downtown Plano Station and is the home of the Interurban Railway Museum.
» Plan a trip to Haggard Park.
Trip Planner Tip: Use Haggard Park as your destination.
Nearest DART Rail station: Downtown Plano Station
Hawaiian Falls Waterpark - Garland
W. Cecil Winters Regional Park, 4550 N. Garland Ave., Garland
The city of Garland and a water park developer teamed up to create Hawaiian Falls, a state-of-the-art family entertainment center in Winters Park. The water park features several water slides, tube rides, lazy river rides, beaches, play areas and concession stands. It's a fun place to take the kids and cool off on a hot Texas day.
» View more information at hfalls.com
» Plan a trip to Hawaiian Falls Waterpark.
Trip Planner Tip: Use Hawaiian Falls Garland as your destination.
High Point Park (Athletic Field Complex)
6000 Alma Road, Plano
High Point Park offers baseball fields, a playground, soccer fields and softball fields. The park is served by GoLink North Central Plano/Chase Oaks Monday through Friday.
» View more information at www.plano.gov
» View more information about DART GoLink services.
High Point Park Tennis Center
421 W. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano
High Point Park Tennis Center boasts 21 lighted outdoor tennis courts, a practice wall, a Sports PC wall, a playground and a pro shop with restrooms and dressing facilities. The facility is served by GoLink North Central Plano/Chase Oaks Monday through Friday.
» View more information at highpointtennis.com
» View more information about DART GoLink services.
Irving Veterans Memorial Park
644 Rock Island Road, Irving
Visitors to the Irving Veterans Memorial Park will enjoy seeing large bronze statues of veteran soldiers when entering the main plaza. The park features commemorative walls describing the various military branches and locations of wars fought by past veterans. Other features include a Fountain of Hope, River of Freedom, World Map of Confrontation and Commemorative Wall of Contemplation. The Irving Veterans Memorial Park is located near Irving City Hall and adjacent to the Irving Central Library.
» View more information at cityofirving.org
» Plan a trip to Irving Veterans Memorial Park.
Trip Planner Tip: Use Veterans Memorial Park as your destination.
Nearest TRE station: Downtown Irving/Heritage Crossing Station
N. Houston St. @ All Star Way (near the American Airlines Center), Dallas
The Katy Trail traces the greenbelt along which the former Missouri-Kansas-Texas (MKT or "Katy") Railroad traveled through Dallas. The trail currently features a path for cyclists, skaters, runners and walkers. The Katy Trail's master plan calls for two parallel paths - one concrete for wheels and one soft for feet - to run the Trail's entire length. Having the two paths will enhance safety by separating cyclists from runners and walkers without interruption. The trail extends 3.5 miles, linking DART's SMU/Mockingbird Station near SMU to the American Airlines Center near downtown Dallas.
» View more information at katytraildallas.org
» Plan a trip to the Katy Trail entrance at Houston @ All Star, Travis @ Knox or SMU/Mockingbird Station.
Trip Planner Tip: Use Houston @ All Star to access the southern end of the trail, Travis @ Knox to access an street level entrance plaza near the northern end of the trail or SMU/Mockingbird Station to access the northern end of the trail.
Nearest DART Rail stations: West End Station and Victory Station (southern end of the trail) and SMU/Mockingbird Station (northern end of the trail).
3012 S. Hampton Rd., Dallas
In 1930 Edwin Kiest, a prominent newspaper executive, donated a 176-acre tract of woodland to the city for development of a park in the memory of his wife, Elizabeth Patterson Kiest. While serving as president of the Park Board in 1934, he added another 88 adjoining acres to his original gift, creating the 264-acre Kiest Park. In addition to the Kiest Park Trail, a 2.39 mile hard surface trail that meanders along the perimeter and wooded areas of the park, Kiest Park boasts a new softball complex.
» Plan a trip to Kiest Park.
Trip Planner Tip: Use Kiest Park as your destination.
Nearest DART Rail station: Hampton Station
Klyde Warren Park
2102 Woodall Rodgers Frwy. between Pearl and St. Paul streets, Dallas
Opened in 2012 and located just north of the Dallas Arts District, Klyde Warren Park serves as a central gathering space for Dallas and its visitors. The 5.2-acre deck park is an urban green space built over the recessed Woodall Rodgers Freeway between Pearl and St. Paul streets in downtown Dallas. Klyde Warren Park is a highly active space, providing daily free programming for the public ranging from yoga to book signings to outdoor concerts and films. The park is open daily between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. The park is privately operated and managed by the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation.
» View more information at klydewarrenpark.org
» Plan a trip to Klyde Warren Park.
Trip Planner Tip: Use Klyde Warren Park as your destination.
Nearest DART Rail station: Pearl/Arts District Station and St. Paul Station
Main Street Garden Park
Main, St. Paul, Commerce and Harwood Streets, Dallas
Located in downtown Dallas, Main Street Garden is a public park, owned and developed by the City of Dallas and is programmed and managed by Downtown Dallas, Inc. Spanning a full city block bordered by Main, St. Paul, Commerce and Harwood streets, Main Street Garden Park is surrounded by historical architecturally significant buildings such as Mercantile Place, the Universities Center at Dallas and Old City Hall, the home of the University of North Texas School of Law. Amenities of the park include the Lily Pad park café, water fountains, an urban dog run, a tot lot, garden shelters featuring a digital art display, a great lawn and a performance stage.
» View more information at dallasparks.org
» Plan a trip to the Main Street Garden Park.
Trip Planner Tip: Use Main Street Garden Park as your destination.
Nearest DART Rail station: St. Paul Station
The Mustangs of Las Colinas
Williams Square Plaza, O'Connor Blvd., North of Hwy. 114, Irving
The Mustangs of Las Colinas, the largest equestrian sculpture in the world, is a breathtakingly realistic bronze sculpture of nine wild mustangs running across a granite stream at Williams Square Plaza.
» View more information at mustangsoflascolinas.com
» Plan a trip to the Mustangs of Las Colinas.
Trip Planner Tip: Use Mustangs of Las Colinas as your destination.
Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora St., Dallas
A leading collector of sculpture, Raymond Nasher has lent portions of his collection to the great museums of the world. When he suggested gathering it all in one place - the Nasher Sculpture Center - his proposal garnered international notice. The result is magnificent: an outdoor, roofless museum that forms a peaceful retreat right at the foot of the city's skyline. The collection serves as a who's who of sculpture.
» View more information at nashersculpturecenter.org
» Plan a trip to the Nasher Sculpture Center.
Trip Planner Tip: Use Nasher Sculpture Center as your destination.
Nearest DART Rail station: St. Paul Station
Old City Park
1515 S. Harwood St., Dallas
Nestled in 13 wooded acres just south of downtown Dallas, Old City Park provides visitors, young and young at heart, a unique museum experience. The museum is composed of 38 historic structures and boasts a working farm, a traditional Jewish household, elegant Victorian homes, a school, a church and commercial buildings.
» View more information at oldcityparkdallas.org
» Plan a trip to Old City Park.
Trip Planner Tip: Use Old City Park as your destination.
Nearest DART Rail station: Cedars Station
Akard St. @ Main St., Dallas
Pegasus has long been recognized as the symbol of Dallas and her indomitable spirit. Located in the heart of downtown in Dallas City Center, Pegasus Plaza features a hot spring fountain and is frequently the site of special events.
» Plan a trip to Pegasus Plaza.
Trip Planner Tip: Use Pegasus Plaza as your destination.
Nearest DART Rail station: Akard Station
Griffin St. @ Young St., Dallas
Dedicated to the City of Dallas in 1995 by the Dallas Trees and Parks Foundation, Pioneer Plaza sits on just over four acres between the historic Pioneer Cemetery and the Dallas Convention Center. Robert Summers' unusually detailed, vibrant sculpture depicts cowboys on horseback driving 40 longhorns along what was the Shawnee Trail. The sculpture is the largest bronze monument in the world. The plaza has unique Texas style and offers a wonderful, scenic venue for outdoor gatherings.
» View more information at visitdallas.com
» Plan a trip to Pioneer Plaza.
Trip Planner Tip: Use Pioneer Plaza as your destination.
Nearest DART Rail station: Convention Center Station
Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Dallas
A year-round urban oasis, Texas Discovery Gardens was the first certified organic public garden in the state. Texas Discovery Gardens showcases beautiful native and adapted plants grown using sustainable methods that conserve water and protect the environment.
» View more information at txdg.org
» Plan a trip to Texas Discovery Gardens.
Trip Planner Tip: Use Texas Discovery Gardens as your destination.
Nearest DART Rail station: MLK, Jr. Station
1627 Pacific Ave., Dallas
Dedicated to revitalizing the ancient spirit of thanksgiving, Thanks-Giving Square is a worldwide resource set in the heart of Dallas, Texas. The unique Chapel of Thanksgiving, with its distinctive spiral tower and stained-glass Glory Window, attracts visitors from around the world. Set amid soaring skyscrapers, The Center's peaceful courtyard, fountains and gardens provide a serene setting for personal reflection and international gatherings.
» View more information at thanksgiving.org
» Plan a trip to Thanks-Giving Square.
Trip Planner Tip: Use Thanks-Giving Square as your destination.
Nearest DART Rail station: Akard Station
Trinity River Audubon Center
6500 Great Trinity Forest Blvd., Dallas
Discover the Trinity River Audubon Center. Activities at the center include trail tours and bird watching, camping and hiking tips, yoga, nature art, beekeeping, picnic tricks, and more. Kids can taste edible bugs and learn how to identify insects while parents get tips on organic gardening. Discover 120 acres of fun in the Great Trinity Forest just south of downtown Dallas.
» View more information at trinityriver.audubon.org
» Plan a trip to the Trinity River Audubon Center.
Trip Planner Tip: Use Trinity River Audubon Center as your destination.
Turtle Creek Park
Turtle Creek Blvd. @ Cedar Springs
This beautifully landscaped park stretches for several miles along a scenic creek and includes a 3/4 scale replica of Arlington Hall, which became Arlington National Cemetery.
» View more information at arlingtonhallatturtlecreekpark.com
» Plan a trip to Turtle Creek Park.
Trip Planner Tip: Use Turtle Creek Park as your destination.
White Rock Lake Park
8300 E. Lawther Drive, Dallas
White Rock Lake Park is a unique, 1,015-acre city lake, centrally located in Dallas. A wide variety of outdoor activities are offered including a hike and bike trail (9.33 miles), an Audubon Society-designated bird watching area and wetlands site, numerous scenic picnic areas, two rental facilities (Winfrey Point and Big Thicket), fishing piers for catfish, sunfish, and bass fishing, sailing and the White Rock Bath House Cultural Center.
» View more information about the lake at whiterocklake.org.
» View photos of White Rock Lake Park at whiterocklake.net.
» Plan a trip to White Rock Lake Park.
Trip Planner Tip: Use White Rock Lake Park as your destination.
Nearest DART Rail station: White Rock Station