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Turtle Creek Park has been a natural oasis for Dallas residents and visitors, providing a sense of place and peace, beginning in 1892 as a private park until 1909 when it became a public park after being purchased by the City of Dallas. Nestled between Lemmon Avenue, Hall and Bowen Streets along Turtle Creek Boulevard, these twenty acres of natural beauty in the heart of the city offer a serene retreat for walks, picnics, special events and simply contemplating nature. We invite you to experience this Dallas treasure!


Turtle Creek Park is located where the Turtle Creek Corridor, Uptown and Oak Lawn neighborhoods come together, at the intersection of Turtle Creek Boulevard and Lemmon Avenue.

Open daily 5 am to 11 pm, per City of Dallas parks ordinance.
Dogs must remain on leash.

3333 Turtle Creek Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219

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Here are just a few things that set Turtle Creek Park apart from the other 400+ city parks in Dallas.

  • The second oldest park in Dallas, right behind Dallas Heritage Village (formerly Old City Park). The park’s documented history goes back to use by the Texas Rangers in 1837.
  • Has been called the “crown jewel” of the City’s parks and even likened to a miniature version of Central Park in New York.
  • Home to Arlington Hall, the setting for generations of weddings, parties and other events.
  • Hosts signature events like Day at the Races

  • Not every park has a “friends group” to give it tender loving care, but Turtle Creek Park does!

What's In Season

Crape Myrtle Pruning

Winter is the optimal time to thin branches to prevent drooping later and allow sun to pass through and encourage grass growth beneath.

Top Dressing Azaleas

Caring for the azaleas underground in winter promotes greater production of blooms each spring.

Live Oak Care

These evergreen trees shed leaves in March, and winter is the best time to prune them to prevent the spread of diseases like Oak Wilt.