i heart the park

i heart the park

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What is "i heart the park" ?

Although the park is built, it costs roughly $3.5 million to run the park each year, which the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation raises through private donations, corporate sponsorships, event rental revenue, and contributions from a PID (public improvement district). Our public fundraising campaign, “I heart the park,” celebrates how much we all enjoy Klyde Warren Park, as well as helps keep the park a safe and active jewel for our city. We’re hoping to raise $125,000 through online donations, social media awareness, and in events in the park, in support of Klyde Warren Park.

As part of this campaign, we are also inviting park patrons to share with us why they "heart" the park through social media or by posting a photo to our gallery. Each week, the park will pick a winner for the most clever, heart-felt, or unique reason why you "heart" the park. Prizes may include “i heart the park” swag, free parking at the park, or even Southwest Airlines tickets! Entering is easy! Make a donation, share your “heart,” and remember to tag us using #iheartthepark !

The following are a few answers to questions we thought you might ask.

  • How can I participate?

    Make a donation to the “i heart the park” campaign!

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    Or, if you prefer, you can mail your donation to:

    “i heart the park”
    Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation
    1909 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Suite 403
    Dallas, TX 75201

    We will also have a number of on-site opportunities to donate at various park events. Click here to join our park newsletter, or visit our website or facebook page for additional programming and event information.

  • What will donated funds go towards?

    All funds raised through the “i heart the park” ccampaign will help keep Klyde Warren Park a safe and active jewel for our city, supports our free daily programming, and offsets the park’s annual operating expenses.

    The park offers a variety of programming activities every day of the year — including yoga, book signings, children’s activities, outdoor concerts and films, to name a few — but this of course requires money, so we need the community’s support!

    The more money we raise, the more fun and innovative free programming we can offer in the park year after year.

  • What is the overall goal for the “i heart the park” campaign?

    Our goal is to raise $125,000 through the support of Klyde Warren Park patrons. This effort will allow the community to get involved with maintaining this hub of activity that brings the people of Dallas together.

  • If you don’t reach the campaign goal, will the park stay free? Is there a chance the park won’t be free forever?

    Yes, Klyde Warren Park will remain free. The park’s leadership is committed to keeping the park free, as we are dedicated to maintaining this energetic hub of activity for the city of Dallas. We are simply asking the community for their support in helping keep Klyde Warren Park a safe and active jewel in the heart of Dallas.

  • How long will the “i heart the park” campaign last?

    The “i heart the park” campaign is Klyde Warren Park’s annual campaign. Donations will be accepted year round in support of Klyde Warren Park.

  • Do patrons receive anything in exchange for donating?

    By donating to the “i heart the park” campaign, patrons are contributing to the park’s existence. Klyde Warren Park is your park and we think it is important that patrons have the opportunity to support it on an individual basis. There are donation opportunities that include receiving an “i heart the park” car decal or t-shirt, but the main exchange patrons will receive for donating is knowing they have made a difference for Klyde Warren Park. All donations will directly fund the park’s free daily programming and are tax deductible.

    As part of this campaign, we are also inviting park patrons to share with us why they "heart" the park through social media or by posting a photo to our gallery. Each week, the park will pick a winner for the most clever, heart-felt, or unique reason why you heart the park. Prizes may include “i heart the park” swag, free parking at the park, or even Southwest Airlines tickets! Entering is easy! Make a donation, share your “heart,” and remember to tag us using #i heart the park !

  • Can I volunteer at Klyde Warren Park?

    The park has a lean and mighty staff, and we often need help at Klyde Warren Park events. If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact us at info@klydewarrenpark.org. Thank you for your interest in supporting the park!

    For additional information, please contact us at info@klydwarrenpark, or 214-716-4500.