Klyde Warren Park offers 23 metered spots around its perimeter and 40 metered spots nearby. The Texas Capital Bank building will provide free parking at its 1,400-spot garage to park visitors on nights and weekends. There are also numerous surface and structured parking opportunities downtown. The underground Hall Arts Center Parking Garage, for example, which sits a block east of Pearl Street on Ross Avenue, has more than 2,000 parking spots.
This is likely the best option if you live or work downtown or in Uptown, or if you’re visiting and staying in one of the urban hotels. Even if you’re driving in from the suburbs, why not park at a downtown lot and sightsee on your walk to the park? There are multiple entry points to Klyde Warren Park; the most obvious are off North St. Paul, North Olive, and North Pearl streets, and where North Harwood Street formerly crossed.
On-site bike racks will be available, which will no doubt please area cyclists. According to Google maps, riders can get to the park in less than 10 minutes from numerous surrounding areas: 7 minutes from the Main Street district, 9 minutes from the West End Historic District, 6 minutes from Victory Park, and 8 minutes from Deep Ellum.
The M-Line offers vintage trolleys that run from downtown to Uptown every day for free. (Bonus: They’re heated and air-conditioned.) The trolley route connects three major areas: Cityplace West Village, the McKinney Avenue corridor, and the Arts District. The streetcars have a unique, vintage flair, including a name for each car. One of the cars, “Rosie,” celebrated her 100th birthday in 2009. The trolleys run Monday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; on Fridays from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturdays from 10 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Route maps are available at www.mata.org.
Too close to drive but too far to walk? You might try these electric, futuristic vehicles that operate on tips alone. E-Frog mainly serves Uptown, downtown, the Arts District, Design District, Knox-Henderson, and Deep Ellum. The cars, which seat either three or five passengers, typically run Tuesday through Saturday from 6 p.m. until midnight. Just call or text E-Frog at 469-432-4055 and they’ll come pick you up.
Visitors from throughout Dallas and 12 North Texas cities can get to the park via Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s rail lines and buses. A DART day pass will let you ride as many times as you want for $4; a single ride pass can be had for $1.75. If you’re new to using DART, there’s a trip-planning feature on its website that will come in handy. DART runs seven days a week from about 4 a.m.- 1 a.m. Route maps are available at www.dart.org