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Guide to Parks in Colleyville, Grapevine and Southlake

Your Guide to Community Parks in Colleyville, Grapevine and Southlake

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Parks are plentiful in northeast Tarrant county. From trails connecting cities – to parks with amphitheaters – to accessible parks, everyone can enjoy a part of the great outdoors not far from home. Below is our spotlight on community parks within Colleyville, Grapevine and Southlake.

COLLEYVILLE
Bransford Park – 405 Shelton Drive, Colleyville

This two-acre mini-park houses the historic Webb House, Bransford historic marker, Lyman Whitaker wind sculptures and open spaces. Webb House was built in 1914 and is one of Colleyville’s most historic sites. The house is available for rental and tours.

Colleyville Nature Park – Mill Creek and Mill Wood Drive

Colleyville Nature park includes 46 acres of natural refuge, nine ponds, 3.5 miles of multi-use trails, amphitheater, covered pavilion with a grill, rest benches, playground and fishing pier.

Kidsville – 5109 Bransford Road

This popular destination for families includes a 10,000-square-foot playground and outdoor picnic area.

Kimzey Park – Melanie Drive at Atlanta Drive

This 20-acre neighborhood park houses a one-acre fishing pond, playground, practice backstop, open play area, multi-use trail, basketball court, sand volleyball court and pavilion.

McPherson Park – 240 West McDonwell School Road

McPherson Park features a playground, picnic, restroom facilities, splashpad, Lyman Whitaker wind sculptures, open play areas, hiking and biking trail, gardens, wildflower area, tree farm and renovated Rock House. The land that McPherson Park sits on used to be one of the major dairy farms in Colleyville and the history is showcased in the park amenities. A renovated dairy barn has photos and replicas of an actual milking operation. The Dunn/Tirk log barn was built in the late 1800s and lets visitors peek into the past by raising openings on the barn’s two primary pens. Fast fact: This barn is one of the few existing log structures in Tarrant County.

Sparger Park – 4301 Bedford Road

This eight-acre neighborhood park has a covered pavilion, two playgrounds, picnic area, open space, restrooms, a half-mile trail and a POW Memorial.

GRAPEVINE
Bear Creek Park – 3230 S. State Highway 360, Grapevine

Bear Creek Park is set in a wooded environment with an 8’ wide, 1-mile concrete trail that wanders to all amenities. Along the trail are interpretive signs, a creek side overlook, a disc golf course, athletic fields, play areas, exercise stations, benches and picnic areas. The city also just approved a dog park to be added to the park.

Big Bear Creek Nature Preserve – 3010 Parr Lane, Grapevine

Big Bear Creek Nature Preserve has a 8’ wide, .8 concrete trail running along Big Bear Creek. Along the trail discover interpretive stations, rest areas, native flora and fauna.

Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park – 411 Ball Street, Grapevine

These beautiful gardens were first established in 2000. Phase I includes a loop walk, benches, annual color planting areas and the Great Lawn. Then, phase II was built in a natural bowl area behind the Bessie Mitchell Meeting Facility and features a loop walkway connecting to Phase I, a garden court, performance stage, amphitheater seating, a gazebo, perennial beds, more than 250 species of plants and a 8,500 gallon water garden complete with two bridges, waterfall, aquatic plants, koi, goldfish and 1,000 gallon pond. Finally, phase III of the gardens includes a central water feature and an outdoor educational pavilion. The gardens are also free.

Dove Park  – 1509 Hood Lane, Grapevine

Dove Park has something for everyone. Casey’s Clubhouse at Dove Park is a handicapped accessible play structure named in honor of Casey Tridico, the Texas Goodwill Ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association who died at the age of 7 in 1998. The playground has misting dolphins, a pirate ship, a rocking paddleboat, and a zip line soaring three feet off the ground. The park also has a community swimming pool next door as well as basketball, tennis and sand volleyball courts. Other amenities include a 8’ wide, .5 mile concrete trail, two gazebos and restrooms.

Heritage Park – 201 Ball Street, Grapevine

Heritage Park is Grapevine’s first park, established in 1938. The 2.80 acre community park has two play structures in the South end of the park, tennis and basketball courts on the north side and a large grass open space in the middle. Picnic tables and benches are located throughout the park. Fast fact: The site was once a basket-making factory for the cantaloupe farming in the area.

Liberty Park – 215 S. Main St, Grapevine

Located in downtown Grapevine, this park has the historical Torian Cabin, extensive landscaping and is the site of the Wallis building (home of the Convention & Visitors Bureau). The city’s first piece of public art, “Walking to Texas”, and a fountain are also in Liberty Park.

Parr Park – 310 Parr Lane, Grapevine

This regional park has two play structures, picnic tables and benches with the play area and park being handicap accessible. There’s also a fun splash park to cool down at. Bathrooms are also available. Parr Park also offers a Rotary pavilion, softball fields, athletic fields. Finally, trails circle the perimeter of the park and links to the Big Bear Creek Trail system.

Town Square – 325 S. Main Street, Grapevine

This park in downtown Grapevine has a gazebo, decorative street lights, decorative benches and a pavestone sidewalk. It’s also a perfect place to relax after a fun day of shopping and wine tasting.

SOUTHLAKE
Bicentennial Park – 450 W. Southlake Blvd., Southlake

Bicentennial Park is Southlake’s premier park facility. The largest of Southlake’s parks, it is home to baseball fields, the Liberty Gardens, the Southlake Tennis Center, a new playground and The Marq Southlake. There are also a fishing pond, multi-use trails, inline hockey court, multi-use trails, picnic tables, pavilions and a concession stand.

Bob Jones Park – 3901 N. White Chapel Blvd, Southlake

Totally almost 500 acres, most of which is native Cross Timbers habitat, Bob Jones Park has a 6-acre pond with a pavilion. Furthermore, there is an equestrian parking lot housing trailer parking, corral pens, hitching posts, a picnic area and ranch faucet. The park also features Boo Boo’s Buddies Dog Park, softball complex, soccer fields and covered playground. In 2008 the Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve opened for visitors to enjoy the beauty of Southlake’s natural habitat.

North Park – 200 E. Dove Road, Southlake

Finally, North Park is Southlake’s newest community park, opening in 2012. The park features multi-purpose sports fields, a concession/restroom building, playground and plenty of open play space.

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