Grab your picnic basket and your blanket, because we're breaking down the 15 best places to have a picnic! We're highlighting The Sound because who doesn’t love easy food options or entertainment to pair with picnicking!

Updated May 2022



The Sound at Cypress Waters, near Coppell, is a very cool development that features six local dining options all sitting lakeside with epic patio views. We recently picnicked there and visited Ascension Coffee for snacks and drinks to decorate our blanket. Visit on Tuesday or Saturdays for yoga on the lawn or on Thursdays for music on the patio and a Farmer’s Market. There is also other weekly and monthly programming!



Addison Circle Park

A wide open 7.8-acre green space with water features for the kiddos | Addison

AT&T Discovery District

Check out the food hall & find a spot on the lawn | Downtown

Dallas Arboretum

Take in the beautiful blooms at several prime picnic locations throughout the park | Downtown

Central Square

Enjoy views of Victorian-style homes + the cutest gazebo | Deep Ellum

Flippen Park

Ultimate date night, with a stunning reflecting pool + intimate gazebo | Highland Park

Griggs Park

Snag a spot on the hill to take in downtown views at this 8 acre nature park | State Thomas

Klyde Warren Park

In the heart of downtown with gorgeous views & food trucks | Downtown

Lakeside Park

14 acres of lakeside views along Turtle Creek where you can grab a shaded spot | Highland Park


A quieter spot to dine under the shade of the pavilion & enjoy public art | Downtown

Piedmont Ridge Trail

Take a short hike and enjoy beautiful downtown views | Southwest Dallas

Reverchon Park

41 acres to take in nature in the heart of Dallas / Uptown

Turtle Creek Park

Lush greenery, well-manicured lawns, and waterfront views / Oak Lawn

Vitruvian Park

19 acres of green space to dine near the calming creek | Addison

Williams Park

Take your kids here for a day at the playground followed by a picnic | University Park

White Rock

Check out Flag Pole Hill Park or T&P Hill  | White Rock