Ever had such a long day that you feel that visiting a park is the only way to wind off? You are not alone! Ask many people, and they will tell you that parks are their favorite go-to places to just relax and lift their spirits. Plano seems to understand this fact pretty well, and it provides residents with some really amazing parks and nature preserves. Below are some of our top picks.
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
Park has a playground, restrooms, an off-road cycling trail, and 1.5 miles of hard surface recreational trail. Situated in far west Plano, Arbor Hills Nature Preserve offers a unique outdoor experience for the entire family. Paved recreational trails meander through a native setting through hills and a scenic creek. The Preserve has a picnic pavilion with a capacity to host 100 people. You may reserve the Burr Oak pavilion through the parks and recreation reservation system. Please call 972-941-7250, Mon – Fri, from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. AroundTownKids Readers Choice Award 2012
Russell Creek Park
Russell Creek is a perfect picnic and large community park in Plano. It provides a vast sports complex with a lot of walking trails, BBQ and cricket pitches. The park has a pavilion, small lake, hike/bike trails, and dedicated athletic complexes for baseball and soccer and provides walking trails areas around the park. Free parking and wheelchair access are available. Walking Trails, Stone Benches, Sports Conducting, Dog Parking, Restrooms, Tables, Pavilion, Gardens, Picnic, Soccer Fields, Kids Ground, Pond, Open Space, Statues, Baseball, Waterfalls, Hike and Bike Riding, Baby Swings, Playground, Sand Volleyball Court, Green Space, Jogging Areas & Small Lake
Haggard Park has an Interurban Railway Museum, gazebo, and playground. It is an excellent picnic area for families to play and spend time together. The park has hosted various concerts, festivals, wedding photo shoots. Haggard Park offers two playgrounds, outdoor gym equipment, and free Wi-Fi. They have free ample parking. Open Space Areas, Gardens, Playground, Walking, Statues, Biking Area, Museums, Fountains, Vendors, Gazebo, Jogging, Bridges, Restrooms, Dog Parking, Sports Conducting, Food Trucks, Tables, Swings, Tree Lighting, Lakes, Large Ponds, Bike Riding, Stone Benches & Ice Sculptures
Cheyenne Park is a general public use by local athletic organizations in Plano. It is an excellent place for practices a variety of sports and conduct games. The park offers baseball, softball, soccer fields, and ample space for children/youth activities. Sports Conducting, Sand Volleyball Court, Two Pavilions, Swings, Kids Playing Areas, Playground, Big Trees in Park, Gardens, Hike and Bike Riding, Walking Trails, Ponds, Slides, Tables, Dog Parking, Fishing Pier, Jogging, Picnic, Hard Surface, Restrooms & Hard-Surface Trails
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