For the Love of the Lake

We are a non-profit organization whose volunteers support programs to preserve and enhance White Rock Lake Park. We organize regular clean-up activities, tree planting events, and raise money needed to fund improvements to White Rock Lake Park.

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How You Can Help

Help us keep White Rock Lake Park beautiful! Join us on the Second Saturday of each month to pick up litter that has accumulated around the park. We provide all the supplies, so just come prepared to have some fun and collect tons of litter!

Your donations help us do even more! From sponsoring beautification projects to purchasing spruce-up supplies, your financial support is invaluable to the work we do.

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COVID-19 Response

At For the Love of the Lake, we continue to follow all County of Dallas, City of Dallas, and Park Department mandates regarding COVID-19. We support social distancing guidelines and ask that everyone maintain six feet of distance from others when visiting White Rock Lake Park.

FTLOTL regrets that we cannot open our office during the during the pandemic. Dallas Park and Recreation Department (DPARD) is allowing FTLOTL to hold drive-through sign up so our volunteers can stop by to sign in and pick up supplies. Our drive-through (do not get out of your car) is open on the second Saturday of the month from 8:00 am to noon. To maintain social distancing,  FTLOTL volunteers will place the supplies you need in either the trunk or back of your vehicle. To comply with State and City orders, you MUST practice social distancing from anyone other than those living in the same household while in the park.

FTLOTL supports the Governor’s executive order requiring masks when in an outdoor public space when it is not feasible to maintain six feet of social distancing from another person not in the same household.

Please note, White Rock Lake Park is owned and governed by the City of Dallas and the Park and Recreation Department. If you have concerns about people who are not following mandated guidelines, please call 311 or contact the City of Dallas.

It is with a heavy heart that For the Love of the Lake announces the passing of our good friend and board member Debbie Finger. Debbie has served on the FTLOTL board for over 12 years serving as our communications director, on the executive board, and on the Celebration Tree Grove committee. She unselfishly shared her wisdom, knowledge, and friendship with all of us on the board.  We want to offer our sincere condolences to her friends and family.  If you would like to make a donation in her honor to FTLOTL please click on the link below.

Donate in Debbie’s honor today!

Many of you know that For the Love of the Lake board member Dennis L. Patrick passed away in November of 2020.  Dennis was a dedicated FTLOTL board member for two years, bringing fresh ideas to the board.  Before being on the board, Dennis was the HDR liaison who encouraged HDR Architecture & Engineering employees to participate each month to clean-up the HDR’s Adopt-a-Shoreline site on East Lawther. We all miss Dennis’s enthusiasm, energy, dedication, insights and strong desire to always do more.  If you would like to make a donation to For the Love of the Lake to honor Dennis, please click on the link below

Donate in Dennis’ honor today!

Donate Today and Help Keep White Rock Lake Beautiful!

For the Love of the Lake and its volunteers preserve and enhance White Rock Lake Park. We rely on private donations to fund that work. In fact, 100 percent of the budget needed to keep the Park beautiful and vibrant comes from individual donors. As a donor to For the Love of the Lake, you are helping maintain this unique urban oasis.


For the Love of the Lake is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of White Rock Lake Park as an urban oasis and to ensure those who enjoy White Rock Lake Park actively engage in service to maintain the environment for future generations.

Second Saturday

Join us every second Saturday of the month! We provide all the supplies, just come by the office and join your neighbors as we collect litter and trash in the park. MORE


Perfect for the civic-minded business, non-profit group, school, church, or local organization. Become an AAS group and adopt a small portion of the shoreline or park and keep it litter-free. MORE

Texas Stream Team

A network of trained volunteers (Citizen Scientists) who gather information about the quality of Texas water resources and ensure that information is available to the public. MORE

Celebration Tree Grove

A place where people can honor, celebrate, and remember loved ones by contributing to ongoing reforestation efforts at White Rock Lake Park. MORE