White Rock Lake

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 special 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. Get Directions


  • 9.33 mile hike and bike trail
  • Rental facilities (Winfrey Point and Big Thicket)
  • White Rock Lake Museum
  • Bath House Cultural Center
  • Dallas Arboretum
  • Audubon Society bird watching area
  • Wetland
  • Dog Park
  • Picnic areas
  • Pavilions (available for rent)
  • Piers
  • Boat ramps
  • Kayak concession

White Rock Lake Dredging

The City held a public meeting on January 28, 2020 and a stakeholder meeting on February 11, 2020 to inform residents/stakeholders about the upcoming feasibility study and to receive community input to be incorporated in the study.

The next public meeting was scheduled for April/May 2020 to present draft results of the feasibility study.  As a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic and the THIRD AMENDED EMERGENCY REGULATIONS issued by the Mayor, the City will not be holding any public meetings at this time.

The second public meeting to provide an update on draft findings of the White Rock Lake Dredging Feasibility Study has been postponed until June 2020. Please note that the revised schedule below is dependent on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and regulations for safe distancing and is subject to change.


Project Activity 

November 11, 2019

Begin White Rock Lake Dredging Feasibility Study

January 28, 2020

Public meeting to gather input

February 11, 2020

White Rock Task Force meeting to gather input

June 2020

Public meeting to present draft findings

July 2020

Complete White Rock Lake Dredging Feasibility Study

For questions or concerns regarding this project, please contact Dallas Water Utilities, Project Manager, David Phan, P.E., CFM at 214-948-4682 or David.phan@dallascityhall.com