Where once stood a gray and dreary parking lot is now a lush, vibrant garden resplendent with colorful flowers, shade trees and green grass. Providing a welcome respite from the concrete and steel, towering skyscrapers and busy streets of Downtown Dallas, Belo Garden is a true urban oasis.
Featuring a variety of native Texas trees from regions throughout the state, the Grove features Chinkapin Oak, Bigtooth, Autumn Blaze Maple, Green Ash, Kentucky Coffeetree and a sprinkling of Redbuds. This serene section of Belo Garden located along Griffin and Commerce Streets will be awash with color when the leaves change in the Fall.
Located in the heart of the park, the Fountain Plaza provides a place for casual gatherings and informal performances. An interactive fountain captivates and delights park goers and provides relief from summer heat. The Fountain Plaza is lined with Shumard Oak trees, adding beauty and shade, and hardwood benches inviting park visitors to sit back.
Taking its inspiration from the Texas prairie, the park features flowing bands of native and ornamental grasses and flowers, including species rarely found in an urban setting. Framing both the Fountain Plaza and the Garden Grove, the gardens create tranquil spaces that showcase prairie species such as Little Bluestem, Muhly Grass, Purple Coneflower, Black-Eyed Susan and Texas Aster. The gardens are full of color from early Spring until late Fall.
This tree-shaded area located next to the East Garden of the Park features Lacebark Elms. The elegant form and dappled shade of these trees provides the perfect place for a quiet conversation or family picnic. Tables and chairs in the Grove allow for conversation in the sun or the shade. A stone clad garden wall contains the Grove along one edge and features an inscription honoring the Garden’s founders.
False Summer Sunflower
Texas Gold Columbine
Blue Wild Rye
Inland Sea Oats
Summer Red Maple
Non-natives plants were selected for their drought-tolerant properties and beauty
Ox Eye Daisy
Feather Reed Grass
Autumn Blaze Maple