Playground Review: Preston Hollow Park
what makes this Dallas park stand out?
Words Elizabeth Quinn
Published September 2019
Updated September 10, 2019
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Overall grade: 4.5/5 

+ Multiple play areas for kids of all ages
+ Huge grassy field for picnicking or playing
Plenty of shade
+ Popular park—good to meet other families 
+ Water fountain nearby 

 No bathrooms
 Mulch surface can cause scrapes 

Location: 9000 Thackery St., Dallas. There isn’t a formal parking lot; instead, park right on the street for an easy walk to the playground. It’s a pretty quiet residential area in the heart of Preston Hollow that doesn’t get too much traffic.

Best for: A hot, sunny day—especially if you have kids of varying ages. There are two areas for ages 5–12 and one marked for ages 2–5, but in our humble opinion, the three structures are perfect for an “easy,” “medium” and “difficult” playground experience. Each structure is a little bit more advanced than the last, making it a great place to bring all ages.

Oh, and if the play structures weren’t enough, there are also regular and baby swings as well as a tire swing, plus a tetherball area, tennis court, kickball field and open field for all types of games. Phew!

For your convenience: Besides a pavilion with picnic tables, there are tree-shaded benches throughout the playground to keep you cool. You can find a water fountain nearby too.

Safety: The playground is surfaced with mulch, so there is a possibility for some scrapes and splinters.

Image courtesy of Elizabeth Quinn.