Posted in: Entertainment Living Posted on: Jun 3rd, 2015

Parks, Trails, & Green Spaces near West Village, Dallas

Photo Credit: Forest by Joshua Mayer | CC BY-SA 2.0

There’s so much to do inside Lennox at West Village in Dallas, TX that sometimes it’s easy to forget how much there is to do outside! With close proximity to many parks, trails, and greenspaces, Lennox at West Village is a great housing option for renters who love to stay fit or just relax in the great outdoors. Thinking about living in Dallas’s West Village? Here’s a guide to the different types of outdoor spaces near Lennox at West Village:

Work on Your Serve!
Know how to handle a racket? According to the Dallas ObserverCole Park is home to the best tennis courts in the city. With eight free well-maintained courts, there’s rarely a wait at this public park. Cole Park is also a great place to take your dog for a leashed walk, as many dog lovers flock to this park for its shady paths, which were recently renovated by the city. Cole Park is located less than a mile off the Katy Trail, making it an excellent destination for your next jog or run.

Great tennis and more can also be found at the Reverchon Recreation Center. Named after Julien Riverchon, one of Dallas’ most notable botanists, the Riverchon Recreation Center brings a variety of activities to the Uptown area. Committed to making fitness available to everyone in the neighborhood, the Riverchon Center offers Zumba, yoga, Tai Chi, karate, badminton, ballroom dancing, and more. The center is also home to an outdoor picnic area, outdoor basketball courts, a fitness center, a tennis court, and small and large meeting rooms.

Enjoy the Foliage!
For those who love to stop and smell the roses, there are two wonderful parks in Dallas’s West Village. Robert E. Lee Park is more than just shady trees and grassy, green lawns. This massive park is home to Arlington Hall, a two-thirds scale replica of Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s mansion in Arlington, VA. Preserved through private donations, Arlington Hall is a great place to host your wedding or your next business engagement. Lee Park is equally stunning. Spend your next free afternoon moseying around the grounds, enjoying the well-manicured lawns and landscaped foliage. A construction project is currently underway to connect the historic Katy Trail to the grounds of Lee Park. Running enthusiasts can look forward to increased distance once the project is completed.

Turtle Creek is a mellow tributary of the Trinity River, Texas’s largest river. At Turtle Creek Parkway, lovers of the great outdoors can run or walk along the creek, which is maintained as a landscaped park courtesy of the Turtle Creek Association. The Association spends more than $90,000 each year updating flower beds, landscaping medians, and providing seasonal care for the park’s grounds. Take a stroll through the park’s 87-acre urban forest, or sit and enjoy the sound of flowing water from the banks of one of the park’s numerous water features.