Today, I’m going to show you the Dragon Park Gardens.
Although it looks like a public garden, Dragon Park is in fact a private property. If you’d like to hang out here, you’re going to have to call the number on the sign and ask the owner for permission. Some people have a small wedding here, probably under that gazebo, or have their engagement pictures taken.
This garden is actually a complement to Select Salon Dallas, the spa across Hood St. The owner’s vision is to provide his clients with a quiet place to relax in nature. The vision and its execution fit the yuppie/hipster neighbourhood of Oak Lawn.
When I went to see the garden, it seemed a bit unkempt. Plants growing wildly invaded the little paths and half-cover the sculptures. However, the overgrown vegetation gave it an intriguing air.
Speaking of sculptures, there are all kinds. Two Chinese dragons guard the entrance, there are some mythical creatures like a griffin-looking one, and some I have no idea what they are.
I can see this place get crowded on full moon nights, or at Halloween. Maybe some neo-pagans get together to worship the harvest goddess. Yes, OK, I let my mind wonder a bit, but that’s what this garden does to you!
Dragon Park Garden’s address is 3520 Cedar Springs Road, Oak Lawn, Dallas. It’s right on the corner with Hood Street. There’s very limited parking and I don’t advise parking in the office lot across the street.