Campus Life

Old Parkland is situated in the heart of Dallas, with easy access to the airports and major traffic arteries. Covering 9.5 acres, the campus is home to over 100 companies, including capital management firms, family offices and public foundations.

Debates & Speakers

Old Parkland is more than a compilation of buildings and a collection of art. What distinguishes Old Parkland is the thought-provoking dialogue that takes place here. Our Annual Debate Tournament, featuring high school students from all over the world, fosters the deliberation of critical issues among our youth. In conjunction with National Review and the Hoover Institute, Old Parkland also hosted a high-level Immigration Debate in celebration of the golden anniversary of William F. Buckley’s Firing Line debate show. Distinguished speakers visiting Old Parkland also include former President George W. Bush, Charles Krauthammer, Bill Kristol, Jon Meacham, Karl Rove, and a host of others. Old Parkland has quickly become known as an important venue for dialogue on critical issues facing our community, our country and abroad.

Debate Series

A Discussion on Foreign Policy

Midterm Election Point-Counterpoint Debate

Impeachment Debate


Old Parkland provides its tenants with a compliment of amenities, from meeting spaces to athletic facilities to convenience services. These include large, fully equipped conference rooms, a squash court, basketball court and fitness center as well as an on-site barbershop, massage room and ATM. Laundry and shoe pick up/delivery are also available as well as a full array of Concierge Services.

In addition to the services on Campus, new amenities are being developed along Maple Avenue. The new Maple Avenue District offers additional dining options, for campus and the public, in a beautifully landscaped environment. The Maple Avenue District offers elevated dining concepts with the opening of 18th & Vine, St Louis BBQ and Blues, and Sprezza, an authentic Roman Tavern.

Maple Avenue District

In addition to the dining facilities on Campus, Old Parkland has extended to the neighborhood surrounding Old Parkland with three additions to the street. 18th & Vine, Sprezza and Merchant House are three dining options located within one block of Old Parkland on Maple Avenue, expanding the new life and energy of the community.

18th & Vine –

18th & Vine, opened in fall 2015 by Matt and Kimi Dallman and Scott Gottlich, features authentic, Kansas City-style barbeque in an upscale venue. With traditional menu fare and craft cocktails, the restaurant serves lunch and dinner. 18th & Vine also features The Roost, an additional bar and live music venue located upstairs, complete with Happy Hour specials.

Sprezza –

Sprezza is Maple Avenue’s own Roman Restaurant and Tavern, started by notable Dallas Chef Julian Barsotti. The authentic Italian restaurant opened in April 2016, and boasts an assortment of traditional Mediterranean plates in a relaxed, open atmosphere.

Merchant House –

Merchant House opened in 2018 and features a new American and globally inspired menu taking on a combination of shared items and entrees to create a fully social dining experience. The restaurant comes from Apheleia Restaurant Group, behind Oak, Pakpao Thai, El Bolero and Royale Burgers. The upstairs lounge and adjoining second-story patio is open for happy hour or private parties.