1. COLE PARK
Work-up a sweat playing a round of tennis on the courts at Cole Park before finding a spot for a post-game picnic.
2. DEALEY PLAZA
Going for a picnic with an out-of-town guest? Dealey Plaza is rich in national history and a must-visit for anyone coming to Dallas. Explore memorial areas honoring President John F Kennedy and be sure to visit the Sixth Floor Museum, overlooking the plaza.
Want your picnic be a party? Flag Pole Hill is known for hosting large groups for picnics and entertainment, so plan to meet your friends here for your next outdoor gathering.
If you would like a secluded, serene picnic getaway, check out Lakewood Park. It’s a couple blocks from White Rock Lake and situated in a beautiful neighborhood complete with shaded areas, a playground and very peaceful setting.
Don’t have time to pack a picnic? Go to this iconic park that marries downtown and uptown Dallas, and grab yourself a bite from one of the many food trucks in the area.
Furry friends are welcomed here in the Main Street Garden. Among the busy streets and highrises in the city, this small park is nestled in downtown and presents some much-needed green space.
Arguably one of the best parts about a picnic is that it can be BYOB, and make for a cheap, yet romantic date night. If that’s the style of picnic you have in mind for a someone special,, take them to Oak Cliff Founders Park because of the breathtaking skyline views.
There are a few paths to reach Reverchon Park, such as walking from the adjacent parking lot which is nice for an easy drop-off. However, we highly suggest going from the Katy Trail through Turtle Creek Parkway to Reverchon. You’ll pass shuffleboard, bocce ball, a putting green, running creek and plenty of places to picnic.
Established in 1909, this 14.1 acre community park offers a beautiful pavilion and pond. If you’re passion for parks expands beyond just the picnic, consider joining the Robert E. Lee Juniors Park Conservancy group to get to know others in the area through fun socials and volunteer opportunities.
Shakespeare in the Park is a fun spin on the typical picnic in a park. Samuell Grand’s Amphitheater regularly hosts Shakespeare along with other performances that are worth going over for.
11. SANTA FE TRAIL
Enjoy a picnic on wheels. The Santa Fe Trail is an awesome 4-mile trail that runs through east Dallas and connects multiple parks. If you want to hop off the trail for something to eat, we recommend stopping in Deep Ellum for a bite.
12. WHITE ROCK LAKE
When in doubt, picnic here. You can roller blade, kayak, get married, birdwatch, play fetch with your pup and barbecue. White Rock Lake is the one size fits all park – perfect for any picnic.
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