The District at Willow Park welcomes MELT Ice Creams to its restaurant row.

March 8, 2024


Contact: Nicole Ellis, Wilks Development
Telephone: 817-720-0821

The District at Willow Park welcomes MELT Ice Creams to its restaurant row.

The fifth MELT Ice Creams location marks its first in Parker County.

WILLOW PARK, TX— Wilks Development announced today that Fort Worth’s favorite ice cream shop, MELT Ice Creams, will join The District at Willow Park, a high-end restaurant row and entertainment venue in Parker County. 

Wilks Development anticipates that MELT Ice Creams and The District Butcher will open their doors in the Summer 2024. 

MELT Ice Creams, led by Kari Crowe-Seher, opened its first location in Fort Worth’s Near Southside in 2014. Since then, Crowe-Seher has opened three additional locations, including one in Dallas. Their limited-batch ice creams, made with the highest quality dairy and all-natural ingredients, can also be found in boutique grocery stores and events across the metroplex.

Wilks Development President Kyle Wilks stated, “We are excited for Kari to bring this beloved Fort Worth ice cream shop to Willow Park and Parker County. In addition to their fantastic ice cream, Kari and her team are well-known for their remarkable connection to the communities they serve, which is precisely the type of tenants we are trying to bring to The District. 

MELT Ice Creams owner Kari Crowe-Seher remarked,” It is a dream to expand our ice creams West of Fort Worth! Our goals are always to be deeply rooted in building memories with our community, and we can’t wait to serve up scoops of joy to our new friends and neighbors in Willow Park and Aledo.

Wilks added, “With so many Fort Worthians making the move west to areas like Walsh Ranch, our own Willow Park North, and other neighborhoods in between, we know that these residents already love MELT Ice Creams and will clamor to get inside once they open.”

Space is still available in The District at Willow Park, which features total and elevated views of the 1,500 – 2,000 capacity outdoor amphitheater and Lucchese Stage that will have programming 4-5 nights a week by 2025. Wilks further explained. “There’s nothing like The District in this area. We’re bringing big-city tastes and sounds right to Willow Park. No more driving 15-20 minutes into Fort Worth for first-rate desserts, restaurants, and entertainment.” 

For more information about The District at Willow Park, please visit or @thedistrictatwillowpark on Instagram and Facebook.


 About Wilks Development

Wilks Development is an intentional and innovative real estate development and investment company. Since its founding in 2012, brothers: Kyle and Josh Wilks, along with their cousin: Jess Green, have built a diverse portfolio of real estate projects, including sturdy stone storefronts, Class-A commercial offices, thriving business parks, multi-family communities, and vibrant, walkable neighborhoods. For more information, please visit or their social media channels: LinkedIn: @wilksdevelopment, Facebook: @wilksdevelopment, Instagram: @wilksdevelopment

About Melt Ice Creams

At MELT, we believe treats can change your day and your day can change the world. In 2014, MELT founder Kari Crowe-Seher figured out what was missing from DFW: premium small-batch, high-quality ice cream! MELT Ice Creams makes premium small-batch ice creams, with a selection of creative flavors and our take on the classics with a seasonal menu and regular flavor drops to bring a fresh balanced menu. We also pride ourselves on making plant-based ice creams so everyone has something they can enjoy! At MELT, we use natural ingredients and partner locally when possible. We bake all our cookies, sauces, toppings, and inclusions in our kitchen we’ve lovingly named the Joy Factory. MELT has been serving happy ice cream to the fine folks of DFW since we opened in 2014, but now you can find MELT at five locations, boutique grocery stores, and events all over the metroplex.