Marked by a life-size dinosaur at the entrance, Dinosaur Park is a neighborhood park located in south-central Wharton east of South Richmond Road along the Colorado River (see Figure 11D). The park includes a basketball court and playground area with a variety of equipment including two playscapes, swings, and monkey bars. The playground area includes picnic tables (covered) for passive recreation. A sidewalk leads into the park from Colorado Street and connects with a .016-mile concrete path that encircles the park’s basketball court. A second sidewalk extends from the park path and runs under the Colorado Street Bridge (I—59) toward Riverfront Park. Dinosaur Park does not have restrooms.
Dinosaur Park is also home to local non-profit Hesed House, which provides an array of services such as mental health counseling, yoga, meditation, and art classes, as well as hosts a community garden. More information about Hesed House can be found here.