Plano is one of the best places to live in Texas for many reasons, not the least of which is its green spaces. Whether you want to find a relaxing spot to read a book, a smooth jogging trail with a view, or a fun dog park, Plano’s parks have a lot to offer. Get out to enjoy the great outdoors at these top Plano parks.
Arbor Hills Nature Reserve
Located on the western border of Plano, Arbor Hills Nature Reserve is a hidden escape in the middle of the city. The 200-acre park is bustling with animals and has short hiking paths and a 2.8-mile off-road cycling trail. Pavilions are available for reservation if you’re looking to host a small gathering or event. Stop by the observation tower for a spectacular view of the city.
Windhaven Meadows Park
Bring the whole family for a few hours of fun at Windhaven Meadows Park. Kids can play and stay cool in the splash area or play on the slides, swings and jungle gyms. A 4-6-acre dog park has small and large dog areas with concrete pathways and shaded areas as well as seating areas and drinking stations. Go for a walk, jog or bike trip on 1.9 miles of wide concrete paths that connect to Legacy and Bluebonnet trails.
Russell Creek Park
Russell Creek Park is one of the most popular Plano parks for sports enthusiasts. The large area of grass is perfect for playing soccer, tag football, and a variety of other games while the volleyball and basketball courts are open for you to challenge your friends and family members to a match. If you’re looking to cast a reel, there’s a beautiful fishing pond with a small pier and large pavilion with nearby BBQ grills – bring your own charcoal.
Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve
Plano’s largest park, Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve, is 800 acres and boasts eight miles of concrete trails and five miles of soft surface trails. Its varied surfaces and plant life provides park-goers of all ages all sorts of natural entertainment and exploration opportunities under the shade of pecan and elm trees. The pond is an ideal spot to enjoy kayaking, canoeing and stand up paddle boarding.
Bob Woodruff Park
Bob Woodruff Park is one of the best-loved Plano parks for its serene green spaces and top-notch amenities. A large pond houses fish that you can feed or catch off the fishing pier. There are also trails for those who like hiking or biking, a sand volleyball court, and a playground for little ones. This park is so large that it has two different sized pavilions you can reserve for a BBQ – the North Pavilion and the South Pavilion.
We hope you enjoy these great Plano parks! Did we miss your favorite green space to play and relax in? Stop by and let us know, and if you’re looking for a new home in Plano, we’re always more than happy to show you around our community. You can also schedule a tour online or give us a call at 972.423.3100.
Hope to see you soon!