Dallas Parks and Gardens
(Dallas, Texas - TX, USA)
There are numerous patches of green scattered across the Dallas map, and many of them are superbly developed parks and gardens, offering much more than a quiet stroll in the woods. The grand-daddy of them all is Dallas' 70 year old Fair Park, located three miles out of town, where you'll find museums, a stadium and several other venues scattered in the green grounds.
There are also lake recreation areas in Dallas, a living museum park, and many smaller parks suitable and landscaped gardens for jogging and exercise. University Park and Highland Park are two 'green' suburbs north of central Dallas with an abundance of local flora and fauna.
Cedar Ridge Preserve
Address: 7171 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas TX, 75249, USA
Tel: +1 972 293 5150
Cedar Ridge Preserve is a non-profit elevated natural habitat located 20 minutes south of Dallas on 633 acres of hill country. This area is particularly popular for bird spotting and features 10 miles / 16 km of scenic hiking trails, as well as a native plant center, butterfly gardens, regular nature programs and peaceful picnic spots.
Open hours: Tuesday - Sunday, sunrise to sunset
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
Address: 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas TX, 75218, USA
Tel: +1 214 515 6500
The 66 acres / 27 hectares of beautifully manicured gardens at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens contain varieties from all over the world presented in a breathtaking display of colour and complimented by several water features and greenhouses. Trams provide easy travel around the vast gardens and there are several popular food venues on site.
Open hours: 09:00 to 17:00 all year
Admission: charges - discounts for seniors, children and groups, membership also available
LB Houston Park
Address: 11225 Luna Road, Royal Lane, Dallas, Texas TX, 75229, USA
Tel: +1 214 670 6367
A lovely recreation and nature area consisting of 4 miles / 6 km of walking, jogging and cycle trails, surrounded by trees with river views. The park also includes 16 floodlit outdoor tennis courts and a popular golf course.
Open hours: all hours
Old City Park
Address: 1717 Gano Street, Dallas, Texas TX, 75215, USA
Tel: +1 214 428 5448
This magnificently preserved living history museum takes you back to Texas as it was between 1840 and 1910. Old City Park contains 38 historic structures and a civil war era working farm, as well a church, some Victorian houses and a traditional Jewish household.
Open hours: Tuesday - Saturday; 10:00. to 16:00, Sundays: 12:00 -16:00
Admission: minimal admission charge, reduced for seniors and children, membership available