Belo Garden, a beautiful new outdoor attraction in the heart of Downtown Dallas, is a 1.7 acre urban oasis filled with beautiful plants and trees, designed to give people a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. There are more than 100 trees and more than 10,000 individual ornamental grasses, seasonal flowers and decorative shrubs to explore and enjoy.
More than 75 percent of the species in the Garden are native to Texas, as are over 13,000 square feet of Texas Azalea granite. Features also include an interactive fountain with sustainable water recycling features, a nine-foot grass-covered hill with great views of the park and permanent seating for approximately 150 guests to relax in the sun or shade.
Belo Garden is open 5:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. daily and is free to the public. The Park may be rented for private events and hosts family-friendly events throughout the year. For more information on park rental visit our FAQ page. Or, for a schedule of upcoming events open to the public click here.
“Belo Garden is a significant accomplishment for our city,” said Robert W. Decherd, who was CEO of Belo Corp. when the agreement to build the park was forged. “It is also a great example of cooperation and joint fundraising between the public and private sectors. Belo Garden exemplifies the collaboration that resulted in the Downtown Parks Master Plan in 2005 – the first plan of its kind in the City’s history.”
Belo Garden, the second park in the Downtown Parks Master Plan to be completed, is the result of a partnership and joint funding effort by Belo Corp., The Belo Foundation, Maureen and Robert Decherd, and the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department. Belo Garden is dedicated to the employees of A. H. Belo Corporation and Belo Corp., past, present and future.