Tourists visiting Dallas have always known to appreciate a great number of shopping malls and skyscrapers here; however, they are always given a pleasant surprise when they start exploring countless number of parks here spread in a whopping 21000 acres of area. In fact, there are 406 parks here, which are actually largest in the US. So, all those tourists who are looking to reconnect the dots with nature, and get away from the hectic, frenzied, and monotonous life of the city could always visit Dallas to get that amazingly mesmerizing experience. Here is a list of great natural parks here that are well-maintained by the local authorities.
Dragon Park is located in a distant location and is a hard spot to find. However, locals could always guide the tourists to this pristine spot. It is a serene and tranquil place that has a number of water features, secret nooks, and eclectic statues. So, it is a great spot to visit for nature lovers who simply love to relish in the natural beauty and take some pleasure in contemplation.
Continental Avenue Bridge
Continental Avenue Bridge is also popularly known as Ronald Kirk Bridge. The bridge is now used by pedestrians only, and is spread over the serene Trinity River. People are invariably amazed by the breathtaking views of the Downtown that they get from this spot. Moreover, a large number of special events are also held here from time to time.
Visit to Lakeside Park leaves one completely refreshed and rejuvenated. Tourists seem to have reinvented themselves after visiting the spot. The place is flanked by expensive homes in its vicinity. And, it is a well-maintained park with manicured lawns. Tourists are always stunned and excited to explore 14-acre of completely green space here. Children too love to visit the spot, since there is no dearth of things to explore here. They specially love those Teddy Bear Sculptures. Further, Turtle Creek Greenbelt, which extends 1.8 mile, is full of shaded paths, and tourists love to tread on this path in order to commune with nature.
Trinity River Audubon Center
Trinity River Audubon Center is a perfect example of creative genius power of humans. Prior to being a great nature park, the space was simply a dumping ground. However, it is a well-maintained park nowadays, which has an amazing variety of exotic wildlife, and an equally enchanting species of birds. There are hiking trails as well that gives visitors a chance to witness the spotless beauty of the place. Children love to explore discovery garden and butterfly garden here. Besides, there is a dazzling array of activities that are carried out here throughout the year.
River Legacy Parks
Arlington is a peaceful suburb of Dallas that has this great spot that abounds in nature’s beauty. River Legacy Parks span 1300 acre of area, and are a perfect respite from the frenzied pace of urban life. There is a dazzling array of bike trails, paved hikes, and country trails here. Further, there is an equally amazing variety of wildlife including raccoons, armadillos, and bobcats, to name a few.