Parks & Trails

Great cities are known for their great parks. A great park system includes distinct urban destinations with signature parks and grand public places, as well as recreational amenities, trail systems, neighborhood parks and open spaces.  These provide valuable connections within the community, fulfill citizen aspirations for a better quality of life and create an economically vibrant and dynamic city.
  1. Parks

    The Dallas Park System is one of the largest municipal park systems in the nation with 381 parks totaling over 23,242 acres of developed and undeveloped parkland

  2. Trails

    The award-winning Dallas Trail Plan has over 125 miles of the most beautiful and diverse urban hike and bike trails in the country.

  3. Natural Areas

    The Park and Recreation Department's commitment to environmental self-stewardship means managing park lands and resources so they can be used and enjoyed now and in the future. The department has established a Natural and Wildflower Program in an effort to beautify properties within the park system and reduce the environmental impact of mowing large areas of park land on a regular basis.

  4. Downtown Parks

    Downtown parks offer residents and visitors a "breath of fresh air" and vibrant community spaces in the heart of the city.

  5. Dog Parks

    Dallas' four dog parks offer amenities tailored to your four legged family members and provide a safe and secure place for them to run free and socialize with their canine companions.

  1. Skate Park

  2. Disc Golf Course

  3. Environmental Stewardship

    Our commitment to environmental stewardship ensures park lands and resources are managed in a way that they can be used and enjoyed now and in the future.

  4. White Rock Lake

    This 1,015 acre lake located approximately 5 miles northeast of downtown Dallas is one of the most heavily used parks in the Dallas Park system and the location of many special events and runs. It is one of the best places to experience natural areas and wildlife in an urban setting.

  5. Bachman Lake

    A perfect location for family gatherings, a 5k run or to watch the planes take off and land at Love Field Airport.