Happy Labor Day Weekend!
There will be NO free fitness classes this weekend, so take Labor Day seriously and just come chill in the Park. Sit, stroll, relax…maybe even test out a food truck or cart. Saturday classes resume next weekend, and our popular Sunday classes finally return as well! 
Custom Pet Portraits
Saturday and Sunday, 4 - 7 PM
Be the bark of the town with a caricature of your furry best friend. Local artist and pet lover, Mary Gonsiorek, delights pup owners with her whimsical custom portraits. Bring your favorite four-legged family member(s) to meet the artist at My Best Friend’s Park and get a drawing made onsite!
The Importance of Parks
Part One of a Four-Part Series 
In this extraordinary time, parks have once again proven themselves to be critical public infrastructure, strengthening neighborhoods and building bonds among people from all walks of life. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a premium on access to nature and physical activity with appropriate social distancing, making urban parks more vital to the health of our cities than ever before.
 
This is not the first time parks have leapt to the frontlines of public health. In response to the 1800s cholera outbreaks, city planners widened streets and added additional pathways and parks into their urban plans. Frederick Law Olmsted, leader of the 19th century urban parks movement, championed the idea that open spaces could improve the health of cities and their citizens. His vision led to the creation of New York City's Central Park; Louisville, Kentucky's park system; Boston's Emerald Necklace, and more than 100 other parks across the country that endure as tribute to his foresight. 
A Day in the Arts Highlight:
Arts & Letters Live “Virtual Event”
Featuring Erik Larson
Thursday, September 10, at 7 PM
The Dallas Museum of Art brings its wildly popular Arts & Letters Live series to a computer near you. Hear bestselling author Erik Larson (The Devil in The White City, In the Garden of Beasts) discuss his latest book, The Splendid and the Vile, with KERA’s Krys Boyd. This compelling portrait of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz draws on diaries, original archival documents and once-secret intelligence documents to review the former Prime Minister’s leadership during London’s darkest year.
KWP Staff Member Highlight
MEET CLYDE WELKER 

Say “hello” to Park Operations Assistant, Clyde Welker. Found most often on the Park grounds, donning his signature pith helmet and a smile, Clyde spends lots of time on ladders, changing out lightbulbs and signage, and atop a four-wheeler, stopping where needed to beautify the landscape. He is willing to get his hands dirty for our guests, most recently helping a man who inadvertently tossed his dentures into the trash. (Mission accomplished!) The Park definitely operates better with Clyde on board!   

Friends of Klyde Warren Park members sustain our grass, gardens and play areas, artistic performances, music, and everything else that makes this nationally admired public space so vibrant—and free for everyone. Thank you so much for your support, and we will see you in the Park! 
The Park Needs Your Support More Than Ever
Klyde Warren Park's mission is to provide free programming and educational opportunities for the enrichment of visitors' lives, to showcase the diverse multitude of cultures and talents Dallas has to offer, and to be a town square where citizens may congregate and create traditions together.
 
The 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. Please consider making a gift to help us pay for expanded cleaning protocols. Thank you!
Click here to select Klyde Warren Park as your charitable organization of choice. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to us! Thank you!
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Klyde Warren Park is funded and operated by the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization.