Around & About Town

Parks & Community Associations

Turtle Creek Park & Arlington Hall Conservancy - This 17 acre community park, established in 1909, is adjacent to The Renaissance.
Katy Trail - This 3.5 mile walking, jogging, and biking trail was built on a historic railroad line. The Beasley Entrance to the trail is just a half block from The Renaissance.
Turtle Creek Association - The community association that preserves, protects, and promotes the Turtle Creek Corridor, including the roadway median greenbelt and flower beds. 
Dragon Park - This privately-owned pocket park is a hidden gem, and only a short walk from The Renaissance. Lush foliage, large trees, statues and artwork make for a beautiful setting for a quick stop on a walk or run, or a great spot for photos.
Reverchon Park - This 41 acre community park is just a few short blocks from The Renaissance.
Klyde Warren Park - Hop the free McKinney Trolley down to this innovative deck park
Turtle Creek Trail - A two-mile long trail along Turtle Creek, passing near The Renaissance.




According to, The Renaissance scores 86 points on the 0-100 point scale, earning an impressive Very Walkable rating. Instead of taking the car out, have you considered walking? Not only is it better for the environment, but it's also a healthy way to get some excercise. Of course, always be safe and aware of your surroundings.


Uber & Lyft
McKinney Trolley - Founded in 1983 with the intent of returning heritage streetcars to the streets of Dallas. Free to ride, but donations accepted.
Dart Rail
Dart Bus


Bicycles: If you have your own, you can store it in The Renaissance bike rack once registered, or, try one of the Bike Share programs that have shown up in Dallas, such as Lime Bike, VBikes, and Spin Bikes. Just download their app, find a bike, and pay for the time you use it, typically $1 per hour.

Area Development

Oak Lawn Committee - Established to review and monitor new development in the Oak Lawn community.