July is National Picnic Month, which means it’s time grab a blanket, pack some goodies (don’t forget potato salad) and purchase your DART pass from the GoPass℠ app. Ready for a picnic but not sure where to go? The following prime spots for picnicking are perfectly DARTable.
Klyde Warren Park. Dallas’ back yard, as it’s sometimes called, is a wildly popular public space that joins Uptown to the Arts District in downtown Dallas. It’s teeming with families and urban types alike, and it pairs perfectly with a visit to the Dallas Museum of Art and any of the other magnificent venues ion the nation’s largest arts district. Get there on the M-Line Trolley or by taking the D-Link. Info: klydewarrenpark.org
White Rock Lake Park. With cooling breezes coming off a lake dotted with sailboats, White Rock is the perfect place for a summer picnic. It’s the granddaddy of Dallas parks, and it’s easily accessible by taking the Blue Line to White Rock Station. Info: whiterocklake.org
Haggard Park. One of the coolest parks in the region is also one of the most family friendly. In addition to a playground, the park has a gazebo, restrooms, and is home to the Interurban Railway Museum. The restaurants and shops of Downtown Plano are only a short walk away. To get to Haggard Park, get on the Red Line to Downtown Plano Station. Info: plano.gov
Farmers Branch Historical Park. This one-of-a-kind spot comprises 27 acres tracing more than 165 years of heritage. After your finished with your picnic, check out the Antique Rose Garden and numerous structures of historical interest, including and 1870s-era railroad depot. That’s appropriate, since you can get to the park by taking the Green Line to Farmers Branch Station. Info: farmerbranchtx.gov
The free GoPass℠ app is available in the App Store and the Google Play store. On GoPass, you can buy and store your tickets on your phone, access travel tools and rider alerts, and look up events and offers. Learn more at DART.org/GoPass.