The Park

About White Rock Lake

White Rock Lake, the “jewel in the crown of the Dallas’ park system,” spans more than 1,015 acres and has more than nine miles of trails around the lake. Constructed in 1911 as a water source for the City of Dallas, White Rock Lake is now an outdoor destination and urban oasis enjoyed by more than 1 million users a year.

Offering breathtaking views of downtown with easy accessibility to residents throughout North Texas, the lake is brings together wildlife, cyclists, runners, walkers, rowers, bird watchers, fishers, picnickers and other outdoor enthusiasts. Cultural, sports and other events are held at the lake throughout the year.

For more than a century, the lake has been one of the premier getaways for Dallas residents of all ages. Learn more about the park at the Dallas Parks website.


There is no shortage of fun things to do at Dallas’ crown jewel park. From biking to boating to art shows and festival, there is truly something for everyone.


One of Dallas’ largest parks, White Rock Lake is home to hundreds of species of wildlife and bird, dozens of varieties of trees, and more than 100 grass and plant species. Bird watchers, tree buffs, and naturalists of all kinds will find something to love at White Rock Lake.

Points of Interest

White Rock is more than just shoreline and lake - there are dozens of structures, parks and event spaces around the lake. Find out what you’ve been missing.

History of White Rock Lake

Having celebrated it’s centennial in 2011, White Rock Lake has seen it all. Take a look into the past and explore a timeline of our great history.