8 Magnificent Green Spaces in Dallas to Refresh the Senses

The Metroplex offers plenty of options to enjoy beautiful scenery

Dallas has earned its place in the country as a major metropolitan area. But among the magnificent structures are plenty of places to take in the city's greenery. 

A View to a Thrill 

Spread across 66 acres, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is the place to see flora galore. More than 2,000 varieties of azaleas are just the start; there are also 19 gardens and a concert space overlooking White Rock Lake. 

Klyde Warren Park
Head to the Heart

In the middle of Downtown is Klyde Warren Park, a five-acre space with a dog park and perfect for enjoying the great outdoors. Enjoy fitness activities, films, live concerts and more. 

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Get that first dramatic rush of awe walking into the stadium bowl of Globe Life Park in nearby Arlington and seeing the field’s magnificent green. 

Nasher Sculpture Center

Strike a Pose

The Nasher Sculpture Center features pieces by luminaries such as Picasso and Matisse. Step outside to the center’s lush garden to see top pieces. 

Hit the Bricks 

East Dallas is the spot to hike, bike or jog along the 4.5-mile Santa Fe Trail. Enjoy the green along the way, or take a break at White Rock Lake Park, where you can access the trailhead. 

See the Forest and the Trees

The Trinity River Audubon Center offers the 6,000-acre Great Trinity Forest, home of the largest urban hardwood forest in the U.S. See hardwood forests and more across 5 miles of nature viewing trails. 

Hiking Shoes a Must 

Nine miles of walking trails beckon at Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve. Discover the magnificence of the habitat that covers 600 acres. 

Scott Rouch
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