Remind Me Again: Why Are We Putting an Ice Rink in Klyde Warren Park?

Where the ice rink would go, drowning all those poor visitors.
Where the ice rink would go, drowning all those poor visitors.

At 1:30 p.m., on an admittedly Spring Break-skewed day:

- lines of 20+ customers at every food truck
- children literally hanging from trees
- not a single table available
- trolleys full of vistors

But by all means let’s abandon this natural, organic explosion of community and replace it with a skating rink that will take up much of the space.

21 comments on “Remind Me Again: Why Are We Putting an Ice Rink in Klyde Warren Park?

  1. Wow, who’s idea was that? We Texans try to stay away from ice. Had to have been a yankee’s idea. (I keed, I keed)

  2. Why do I think that if there was an ice rink there, and they were talking about taking it out and putting in a bunch of tables and chairs, you would be equally outraged?

  3. Bradford, has there been a specific proposal released which shows how large the rink would be and whether it would be a permanent or seasonal installation? I’ve seen outdoor rinks before which are both no larger than a basketball court (if that) and merely seasonal in their installation, removed after winter ends. I would hope this is a similar proposal.

  4. Has anybody experience the fake ice for the rink? That thing sucks. They had a small rink at the Christmas extravaganza at the ATT perfart. It is only slightly better than putting on ice skates and skating across the sod at KWP. It held my 6 yo daughter’s attention for about 8 seconds.

  5. The skaters did not go to Plaza of the Americas skating rink when open, so now they can drive up to the Galleria for ice. The next weird idea will be ice fishing tournaments in Dallas Klyde Park.

  6. In the summer months they can use the ice rink space for a fenced in private area for Tim.

  7. No kidding. It seemed like every blog post and commenter in the couple year leading up to the park were extremely pessimistic; always bitching about how it was such a terrible idea and no one would go. This town is full of brats.

  8. The ice rink may or may not be a good idea. Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear the consequences associated with the park reconfiguration were ever given serious study or consideration.

  9. My opinion? Let the park breathe. I think it’s over programmed as it is. No need to cram everything in there.

  10. Don’t worry. Norm Green will build it, then make grand promises, but underfund it because Rolls Royces cost a lot of money, baby. And then he’ll move it under pressure from his wife.

  11. It’s was 18,000 from 7am-9pm according to park officials.
    on a Saturday about 6-8 weeks ago. That’s 1000′s not 100′s.