Kidd Springs Park is pupular with Dallas families for its many amenities that cater to both two-legged and four-legged family members. For furless kids, there's a large, clean playground and activities like the innovative "Tinkergarten" classes held in the park. For furkids, there's 31 acres of rolling lawns to explore, criss-crossed by trails and shaded by mature trees. Duck herders rejoice! There are plenty of feathery friends that will flap into the water and quack back as your proud pup trots up to give them a sniff. Of course, these chatty avians are fun for human kids to watch, too. Just be careful to keep your family members out of the water, which is pretty to look at, but is home to some human- and canine-unfriendly microorganisms.
Despite its popularity, Kidd Springs Park has suffered some neglect over the years. The local community has rallied around efforts to restore the park's Japanese garden. Landscaping around the historic art and decor is being redone, highlighting pieces like a lantern that was sent from the Japanese emperor to Chicago in 1933 for the World's Fair.
Completed updates to the park include a butterfly garden that attracts migrating monarchs. This section of the park is only one of many manicured gardens that will delight your senses during an afternoon stroll. A pavilion designed by Shipley Architects adds a sharp modern touch to the scenery. As you take in the sights, be sure to take advantage of all the park's conveniences, including indoor human bathrooms, a water fountain, and trash cans. Just remember to bring your own waste bags, clean up after your dog, and keep them on a leash per city ordinance.
Come to Kidd Springs Park for a barking fun day with whatever kind of family you have.