Dallas’ first city park, known for years as Dallas Heritage Village, recently announced its return to its historic name: Old City Park.
The name change is meant to reflect the park’s mission to provide a recreational space where visitors can connect with the past, inspire the future, and celebrate Dallas’ diversity. The park also began operating on a free admission model beginning June 19.
The vision we have for Old City Park truly honors its rich history and allows us to serve our community,” said Preston Cooley, the executive director of Old City Park. “We would like to thank The Eugene McDermott Foundation for their generous support which made this possible.”
While visitors are no longer required to pay a general admission fee during normal hours of operation (10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday), admission prices vary for any special events and tours hosted by Old City Park. Members of the park still have access to the grounds throughout the week.
Old City Park is home to more than 30 historically preserved buildings and furnishings, dating as far back as 1840. The collection will remain on the grounds and play an integral role in presenting educational programs in the Dallas and North Texas area.
For more information about Old City Park and events there, visit their website.