Last night, HALL Arts Residences hosted the Kickoff Party forKlyde Warren Park’s annual fundraiser. Guests raised a glass to the fifth anniversary of this premier food and wine event presented by Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC).This year’s Park & Palate will feature Dinner in the Park on Saturday, October 5, and Grand Taste on Saturday, October 26.

Park & Palate will once again showcase the city’s nationally recognized culinary scene, along with the finest wineries, breweries and spirits, and offer the best in live entertainment. Proceeds from both portions benefit Klyde Warren Park, ensuring that Dallas’ favorite green space remains clean, safe and active throughout the year.

The Sewell Family — Peggy and Carl Sewell, Jacquelin and William Atkinson, and Josie and Carl Sewell — will serve as the 2019 Park & Palate Honorary Chairs. Event Chairs are Brooke Hortenstine and Missy Wyszynski, both longtime champions of Klyde Warren Park, and Piper and Mike Wyatt have taken on the role of Underwriting Chairs.

Park & Palate will feature an impressive two-part event offering community-minded corporations, philanthropists and individuals the opportunity to experience Klyde Warren Park in a unique way. On Saturday, October 5, Park & Palate’s Dinner in the Park will includecelebrity and host chef Kent Rathbun treating guests to a seated three-course dinner under the stars, while host master sommelier, Drew Hendricks, provides curated wine selections. The evening will culminate with live entertainment and dancing in the Park.

On Saturday, October 26, Park & Palate’s Grand Taste welcomes approximately 3,000 food and wine lovers in the Park. Forty of the city’s hottest chefs and restaurants will offer bites, paired with premier wines and spirits. Additionally, the Park’s East Lawn will feature a beer garden with Dallas’ favorite local brews to complement the always-popular BBQ Alley. This ticketed event will also feature a VIP lounge, music, pop-up shops, cookbook signings, lawn games and some of the Park’s most popular programming, making this party unlike any otherin the city.

“We are proud of the evolution of Park & Palate and excited to celebrate its fifth year,” saidKlyde Warren Park President Kit Sawers. “With the help of our generous chairs, host committee and sponsors, we are expanding the event to raise even more funds to provide free Park programming for every visitor.”

“Klyde Warren Park is a priceless amenity for our city, and we are honored to help raiseawareness and the necessary funds to maintain such a beautiful gathering space,” said event co-chair Missy Wyszynski. “The Park’s leadership team and board are inspirational to us — we share their enthusiasm and are excited to work with them to ensure our Park flourishes for generations to come,” said event co-chair Brooke Hortenstine.

“I am honored to once again be involved in Park & Palate, hosted in and benefitting KlydeWarren Park,” said renowned chef Kent Rathbun, who is curating and leading the team of participating chefs. “The Park has been a great addition to our city, providing a gateway from Uptown to Downtown and both the Arts and Victory Districts. Park & Palate has the potentialto become one of the country’s most popular food and wine festivals, right in the heart ofDallas.”

Park & Palate will take place at Klyde Warren Park, located at 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway in Dallas. Dinner in the Park will take place from 7-11 PM on Saturday, October 5, with tables from $3,500. Grand Taste will be held from 12:30-4 PM on Saturday, October 26, with general admission tickets for $75 and VIP tickets for $125. VIP ticket holders will receive early access at noon, as well as complimentary self-parking and open bar at the VIP Lounge in Savor Gastropub.

Major sponsors to date include RNDC, Kathy and Greg Nelson, VisitDallas, Texas Capital Bank and Linda and Mitch Hart.

Sponsorship packages and tickets may be purchased online at For more information about becoming a sponsor or supporter of Park & Palate, please contact Jenny Ozee at

Stay tuned as details about additional activities, parking, transportation and more will be announced in the months ahead, and please follow Klyde Warren Park on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest Park & Palate updates.