Park Guide


Turtle Creek Park is filled with pockets of history, beauty and peace. Some are evident, and some take work to discover. You are invited to explore the park that the Conservancy takes pride in caring for. Here are some things to look for.

The West parcel of turtle creek Park

Allman Pavilion

Constructed in 2009 at the Hall Street and Lee Parkway corner, the elegant pavilion sees blooming wisteria each spring.

Amy & Bobby Goff Formal Garden

Once the site of the park’s wading pool and named for Judy Pittman’s parents, the garden features azaleas, limelight hydrangeas and a fountain along Turtle Creek Boulevard.

Hastings Garden

This enchanted path is lined with ferns and azaleas along Lemmon Avenue.

The Judy Goff Pittman Flower Garden

Created by a gift from Judy Pittman in 2016, the terraced flower garden overlooks a stream that runs into Turtle Creek.

WPA Picnic Table

Craftmanship from the Works Progress Administration (WPA), an American New Deal agency, is situated at the crest of the lawn at Lemmon Avenue and Turtle Creek Boulevard.

The East Parcel of turtle creek Park

Ramp to the Katy Trail and Snyder’s Union

A project funded by a gift from the Snyder Family Foundation and 2016 City of Dallas bond funds, this link between Turtle Creek Park and the Katy Trail allows Dallasites to move easily between two Dallas treasures.

Ginko Trees

Ginkos display lovely fan-shaped leaves and brilliant color during the fall.  There is one on each side of the creek at the north and south end of the park.

Hibiscus Fountain

The most recent fountain was installed in November 2019, a gift from Elizabeth & True Knowles and Olivia & Charles Hasty. 

“The Leaf” 

This work by Dallas sculptor Harold Fooshee Clayton is on display along Turtle Creek Boulevard.

Nostalgic Playing Courts

Originally built in the 1930s, there is now one Roque Court, two multipurpose courts, a putting green and shuffleboard.

The south parcel of turtle Creek Park

The South parcel

This almost 5-acre parcel was added to Turtle Creek Park in 2014 and features woods, a chalk bluff, and wildlife like raccoons, possums, egrets, turtles and a variety of birds. We recently planted over 60 trees in this area through the Branch Out Dallas program with the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department. The long term vision is to add 1 to 2 miles of walking path for Dallas residents to be immersed in nature.