Stone Tables Restoration and Renovation
The Stone Tables Pavilion and Picnic Area serves tens of thousands of Dallas area residents a year.One of the most popular open air rental facilities for the City of Dallas, the playground, pavilion and picnic tables serve as a meeting place for local running groups, youth birthday parties, reunions, holiday celebrations and much more. One of a handful of melting pots, White Rock Lake is as an idyllic and free place to socialize. Hispanic, African American, Anglo and other ethnic populations of Dallas ranging in ages from 0 to 100+ enjoy the amazing view and outdoor spaces at the Stone Tables Pavilion and Picnic area.
In 2012, the Board of Directors of the White Rock Lake Conservancy agreed to take on the renovation and restoration of the historic and very popular Stone Tables Pavilion and Picnic area for the Parks and Recreation Department as identified in the Top 10 projects. Volunteer architects and planners developed a renovation plan and worked with the City of Dallas to fulfill this goal.
Today the Conservancy continues to work with the City of Dallas Park & Rec Department to finish the restoration project of the entire area. We are raising funds for three more components of the larger stone tables project: the tables themselves along with the surrounding grounds; the lily pond; and the historic restroom. Completion of the project would be restoration back to where it was over 90 years ago.
In 2017, the Conservancy gave the City of Dallas $15,000 for the Park & Recreation department to begin work on two of the original stone tables. The first two tables gave us a better idea of the cost and scope of renovation of each table and lead to an updated landscape plan. The renovation plan includes renovating and rebuilding the original 13 stone picnic tables, improving the grounds with new trees and vegetation; refurbishing the original Lily Pond and renovating the historical restroom located near the Stone Tables.
Support This ProjectThe entire project will cost $1,000,000 to complete and will bring much needed beautification to this area of White Rock Lake Park. Please help us preserve this historic area in White Rock Lake Park.
Pave the Way
Our Pave the Way campaign provides an opportunity for individuals, families, corporations and organizations to support the lake while creating a lasting legacy on pavers that will permanently fill the plaza at the spillway. We are now in Phase IV. Bricks are laid once or twice a year but we can notify the recipient at any time if a gift has been given in their name.