In June 2019, storms caused a loss of 15 trees throughout Turtle Creek Park. Several were lost on the park’s west side, and a couple hit the 1924 structure that was used as a restroom through part of the last century. The City of Dallas is using bond funds dedicated to the structure to make repairs and refurbish its exterior.
This past week, the building was preservation power-washed, remaining and salvaged tin shingles were removed for cleaning and restoration, loose paint was carefully sanded away, and the roof was sealed and waterproofed. The braces for the roof are in pretty good condition for being almost 100 years old! The project is expected to be completed by the beginning of October.
June 17, 2023: Kids Fishing Derby Success!
In Honor of Father's Day for our Kids Fishing Derby, individuals have donated in honor or in memory of the Father in their life or in memory of Nell Heathington Baldwin (in whose memory this year's Derby was held). All donations go toward the Kids Fishing Derby event, a fun and interactive morning for Dallas Children at Turtle Creek Park.
September 15, 2021: Patron’s Circle Wine & Cheese Reception
A beautiful September evening was the perfect setting for our Wine & Cheese Reception to thank our supporters for their generous support. The Turtle Creek Conservancy invited our supporters of the Patron's Circle level to gather on the Magnolia Terrace…
May 18, 2021: Parks and Mental Health
Many of you have shared how Turtle Creek Park has made an impact on your life and mental health over the last year. Studies have shown that having access to green space can help fight against depression, stress, and anxiety. Regular contact with nature is an aid for good mental health.