The Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation Board announced today that the 5.2-acre public green space in downtown Dallas will officially become Klyde Warren Park, named after the nine-year-old son of Kelcy Warren, a Dallas-based energy executive. Naming donor, Kelcy Warren, is CEO of Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners. Warren is also a music-lover and supports singer-songwriters through his Austin-based studio Music Road Records. His personal love of music will translate into future programming in the park, including plans for free music festivals, student performances, jam sessions as well as concerts from Arts District neighbors like the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. “Kelcy Warren has given the citizens of Dallas and its visitors a tremendous gift where people can come together to enjoy our city and create traditions,” Jody Grant, chairman of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation Board, said. “A father naming the park after his son sends a strong message that this park will be a green oasis for all children to play, dream and learn.”
“This park is going to have such a positive impact on our city as a major center of activity,” Warren said. “As a father, my hope is that families from throughout the Metroplex and beyond will enjoy the park."
The park will open in fall of this year.