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A Dallas Birthday Party Secret


I have a secret, but don’t tell anybody…

I recently stumbled across one of the best birthday party spots in town and just had to share with a few of my closest friends.

Have you ever been to the Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Playground? If so, you know that the park is friendly for a variety of ages– from older elementary kiddos all the way down to your crawlers.

Back in 2011, Dallas Moms Blog profiled the outdoor spot as a great playground for toddlers. And sinceIMG_8313 then, the hospital overhauled the area with an even better and brand-new $1.9 million playground. New features include wide passages and specialty swings to accommodate wheelchairs and specific items for children with digital impairments.

Did you know the hospital allows reservations of its covered pavilion and the staff will set up tables (with tablecloths!) and chairs to fit your personal gathering needs?

The cost to you? Nada! Yes, you heard that right. This free service is part of Scottish Rite’s mission to give back to the community (although you can always make a donation to the hospital as a thank you).


The covered pavilion is large enough to easily hold 40 people and there is an onsite ice machine, fridge, and microwave. It doesn’t get easier than this, folks. We’ve sung the praises of a good ole fashioned park birthday party on this blog before.


Call the hospital at 214-559-7606. Reservations fill up fast, so make sure and plan ahead for one of the easiest and cheapest birthday parties in town.

More information:

Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is located at 2222 Welborn Street and you will see the bright and colorful playground right outside in front. Scottish Rite is a world leader in pediatric orthopedic care and specializes in conditions like scoliosis, clubfoot, hand and hip disorders, in addition to certain neurological disorders.

Check out their website to learn more about all of the hospital’s services.

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7 Responses to A Dallas Birthday Party Secret

  1. Mel March 1, 2017 at 11:55 am #

    Thank you so much for this post. Because of you I was able to make a reservation for my son’s 2nd birthday party for this coming June. We are all super excited!

    • Damanuel May 26, 2017 at 7:31 pm #

      Is it really free to have a party here? Your child doesn’t have to be a patient?

      • Krystal Hurst
        Krystal Hurst May 26, 2017 at 9:30 pm #

        It is FREE! And no, your child doesn’t need to be a patient. Simply call and ask them to reserve the pavilion.

        • Damanuel May 26, 2017 at 9:41 pm #

          Wow! That is just awesome! Thank you so much for your response!

  2. Damanuel May 27, 2017 at 2:21 pm #

    Can food (other than a cake) be brought into the park?
    I plan to call on Monday…Tuesday if they are closed on Monday to make my reservation.


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