WOW! Continental Avenue Bridge is the perfect place to take pictures of and with the Dallas Skyline!
The bridge is over the Trinity River and is near a popular dining spot, Trinity Grove. Our little ones had the BEST time running around and playing here! The bridge offers a unique geometric rock climbing playscape and is lined with lounge chairs to relax and soak up some vitamin D.
Bring your own chess and checker pieces to make use of the built in checkers/chess game tables OR play the OVER sized chess game, with large chess pieces available for checkout during Continental Avenue’s operating hours.
Bocce balls are also available from 10 am – 6:30 pm or you can bring your own bocce.
If you enter the Continental Avenue Bridge from West Dallas (between Canada Dr & Signleton) and mosey toward downtown along past the geometric climbing play area, past the chess table and the Bocce court, you’ll come to the play fountains. Touch-activated, if they’re not already on, look for the button on a stand across from the lounge chairs. Push to activate the ground-level misters and spouting fountains. It’s nothing too fancy but it definitely does the trick on a hot day and kids love it none the less. The lounge chairs aren’t shaded, so, be sure to bring along sun protection.
The Continental also hosts a variety of programming, here’s a link to their event calendar.. Most weekends offer clowns, face painting, balloon art and arts & crafts for the kiddos. There are also FREE fitness classes, bootcamps and yoga throughout the week and on weekends and people skate and jog. The hike & bike trails off the bridge are great for those who want a scenic and more intensive bike ride.
You can bring your own food or grab some food at one of the food trucks and eat at the tables along the path. Another option is to walk down the street to eat at one of the many restaurants at Trinity Grove Center. Just a heads-up to those with little ones, you may have to walk down to Trinity Grove any way to use the restroom, maybe we just missed it but I didn’t see any restroom areas on the bridge.
This is also a great place to bring vacationing friends and relatives, we brought our cousin from Arkansas along and forced him to be an I.
Know Before You Go:
- The Continental Avenue Bridge is known by many names, such as Trinity Overlook Park, West Dallas Gateway and the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.
- Open Daily: 5am – 11pm
- Walking, jogging, biking with benches for resting throughout.
- Continental Avenue Bridge is stroller friendly & wheelchair accessible.
- Pet friendly, with leash.
- Touch-activated misters and spouting fountains are running in the summer.
- Not a lot of shade, so, bring some sun protection!
- The bridge can be accessed off of Riverfront and Core St. on the Downtown side and Canada Dr. and Singleton on the West Dallas side. Free parking available at.. it’s kind of strange, you have to turn into the neighborhood street and then you’ll see the parking lot on your right, there are signs to guide you.
How to get to the Continental Avenue Bridge
101 Continental Avenue Dallas, Tx 75207