How to enjoy Earth Day in Dallas

It’s the only planet we have. Since 1970, April 22 has been set aside as an annual day to celebrate nature and environmentalism.

Looking for ways to honor the Earth? Hoodline crunched the numbers, using both Yelp data and our own methodology to produce a ranked list of the best parks, botanical gardens and vegetarian eats around Dallas.


Venturing outside is the basic start to an Earth Day celebration. Get inspired with these top-rated parks near you.

1. Klyde Warren Park

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Topping the list is Klyde Warren Park. Located at 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway in Oak Lawn, the park is the highest rated park in Dallas, boasting 4.5 stars out of 449 reviews on Yelp.

2. Dragon Park

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Next up is Oak Lawn's Dragon Park, situated at 3520 Cedar Springs Road. With 4.5 stars out of 24 reviews on Yelp, the park has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Trinity River Audubon Center

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Southeast Dallas's Trinity River Audubon Center, located at 6500 Great Trinity Forest Way, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the park and botanical garden four stars out of 26 reviews.


Cutting down on meat is a good place to start reducing your footprint, not to mention a healthy choice for most people. Get a taste for vegetarian fare at these top veggie-forward eateries.

1. Cosmic Café

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Topping the list is Cosmic Café. Located at 2912 Oak Lawn Ave. in Oak Lawn, the vegetarian spot is the highest rated vegetarian restaurant in Dallas, boasting four stars out of 687 reviews on Yelp.

2. Kalachandji's

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Next up is Northeast Dallas's Kalachandji's, situated at 5430 Gurley Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 561 reviews on Yelp, the vegetarian and buffet spot has proven to be a local favorite.


Get a closer look at the wonders of the natural world by hitting a local botanical garden. For extra credit, don't forget a sketchbook.

1. Dallas Arboretum

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Topping the list is Dallas Arboretum. Located at 8525 Garland Road in Northeast Dallas, the botanical garden is the highest rated botanical garden in Dallas, boasting 4.5 stars out of 688 reviews on Yelp.

2. Texas Discovery Gardens

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Southeast Dallas's Texas Discovery Gardens, located at 3601 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the botanical garden, museum and kids activity spot four stars out of 47 reviews.


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