I used to work in Las Colinas. In fact, I have had three different jobs in the Irving area over the years. I often saw the Mustangs of Las Colinas sculpture as I commuted but never stopped by to check it out.
I met Peter there on a recent afternoon to see what we could see. First thing to note is that getting to Williams Square and the Mustangs is a tiny bit tricky right now as there is lots of road construction happening on N. O’Connor Blvd. There are signs posted to lead you in the right direction. Secondly, parking in the garages is only free for an hour, and provided you get your stub validated at the Mustangs museum. Peter and I were out there longer than an hour, so we had to pay a small fee.
Because N. O’Connor was closed & ripped up, we wandered in the back way by Lake Carolyn and the canal.
We soon found the massive bronze sculpture, which was installed in 1984. I suggest checking out the museum first because you get a better appreciation of what you are looking at. To find it, as it wasn’t immediately obvious to us when we arrived, it is in the building on the right hand side (East) from the Mustangs. Admission is free.
The museum is very small, but provides a lot of detail about how the sculpture was designed by Robert Glen. If you don’t feel like reading all the information on the walls, there is a 14 minute film you can watch. There was a charming lady there who was a bevy of information, and who will validate your parking stub. Once we had signed her guest book, we ventured outside to the sculpture and went a little photo crazy.
I actually really loved the whole fountain area.
Williams Square is a beautiful area, as is the walk along the canal. Not sure the kiddos would enjoy it as much, since the fountain and sculpture area isn’t one of those play-in-the-water types.