White Rock Lake is a 1,015-acre city lake located approximately 5 miles northeast of downtown Dallas. White Rock is one of the most heavily used parks in the Dallas Park system and is the location of many sporting events and runs. White Rock Lake offers a variety of active and passive activity options and is one of the best places to experience natural areas and wildlife in an urban setting.
Grab your bike, running shoes, or walking partner, and explore the inherent beauty of historic neighborhoods along the Santa Fe Trail. The 4.3-mile Santa Fe Trail offers an easy-to-navigate concrete path through East Dallas with informative signage, a repair station and convenient connections to other trails and parts of our fair city.
Deep Ellum is the live music capital of North Texas. Every night of the week presents an opportunity to experience local music, performances, art shows, and incredible food! You have the option to skip over to one of the three parks for fun, down to Deep Ellum for a bite to eat, or up to White Rock Lake for water sports, a picnic or a few extra miles.