If you would like to reserve a park for a special event, please see the links below. For questions about park reservations please contact Community Relations at 940-497-2226 x132.
Located next to the middle school and school district offices and on the corner of one of the primary intersections in Lake Dallas, City Park serves all of Lake Dallas and the surrounding area. Centrally located in the city, most of the homes in Lake Dallas are within one half mile of the park. The park is accessed easily by walking, bicycling and driving. There is a large play area for children with slides, climbing bars, activity centers, stepping stones and picnic tables and benches for parents to watch and enjoy. This playground is safe for toddlers and older children.
City Park is the center of activity for Lake Dallas sports. The Lake Cities Soccer Association has created six soccer fields at the park and uses the field in the spring and fall. Youth football and baseball also use the field for their seasonal games.
The City of Lake Dallas was awarded a Texas Parks and Wildlife grant in the amount of $50,000 for improvements to the park. The Lake Dallas Community Development Corporation, Lake Cities Soccer Association, Waste Management, Allsup's and the Boys and Girls Club of Denton County contributed additional donations for the construction of a concession stand complete with a pavillion, picnic tables and restrooms. Other improvements you'll find at this park include a new basketball court, additional lighting and sidewalks, a butterfly garden, a renovated Veteran's Memorial, and horseshoe pits.
Despite being the first park in Lake Dallas, Community Park is almost a local’s secret.
Tucked behind the Lake Cities Library (302 S. Shady Shores Road), the park is a quiet and peaceful location to rest or read a book. Considering the number of nearby restaurants, Community Park is a great place to bring your takeout lunch, or have a spontaneous picnic.
Organized sports teams will find that other city parks are better geared to their needs. However, there is a large grassy-field at Community Park where you can toss a frisbee, practice new soccer skills with a few other folks, or watch your children run, run, run.
Children’s play equipment and a couple of picnic tables are situated
near shade trees. The area is not completely enclosed by fencing, but it is
set back from the street. Parking arrangements make it easy to access the
play area and picnic tables. Those with physical limitations, or children-in-tow,
might enjoy this park’s convenience. Parking is available for a half
The Lake Cities Library is also on this property, and has recently undergone total renovation. Though it appears to be the same on the outside, the library interior has doubled in size (to 5,000 square feet), and their collection of resources expands in sync with Lake Cities population growth. Since 1975, this independent library has served the residents of the Lake Cities.
In addition to traditional services, the library is a place to send a fax, make photocopies, use the internet, check-out a DVD or audio-book, update your resume, prepare for a meeting, or use Notary Public services. Story time, ESL classes, Internet for Beginners classes, and other programs are held regularly. A complete schedule is available at www.lakecitieslibrary.org. The library is open Tuesday through Saturday. Call 940-497-3566 for their specific hours.
When looking for a scenic spot for an afternoon picnic, a place to fish or just to relax in nature, residents and visitors need to look no further than Willow Grove Park.
Enjoy the natural areas that make up Willow Grove, including the Lake Lewisville shoreline which borders much of the park. Fifteen RV campsites and fifteen primitive camping areas are available. The park's amenities include picnic tables, fire rings, volleyball court, pavilion, sandbox and a multi-use trail.
As with City Park, Willow Grove received a grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department that allowed the City to implement the following improvements: Fishing pier, children's playground, local RV dump station, multi-use trail, baseball field and a large parking lot. Phase II of improvements went on-line in 2012 with a new boat launch and shower house/restroom facility. For more information view the links below or call (940) 497-2226 Option 3.
Thousand Oaks Park consists of approximately 10.2 acres in a woodland setting with fishing and a wildlife pond. A natural storm drainage creek bisects the property. Situated between single-family housing developments on three sides and a road to the south that borders the Army Corps of Engineers lake property, this park is the natural drainage for a large portion of the city into Lake Lewisville.
The park is accessed primarily by walking and bicycling; there is limited on-street parking. Because of limited access this property is described as a neighborhood park. This park serves about 630 single-family residences within a 1/2 mile radius.
The park was deeded to the city as part of the Thousand Oaks subdivision development in 1995. The park is mostly undeveloped, with a large portion not cleared of brush and virtually impassable, and one section that is mostly ravine and not developable. There are a large number of trees, many which are very good specimens. The area that is clear is primarily mowed underbrush or dirt.
A small pond is the focus of the park that has small fish, turtles, farm ducks and visits from many bird and animal species. Fishing is allowed. There is no wading, swimming or floating. The pond source is storm runoff backed up by a manmade earthen dam. The pond will overflow through the park to the creek during heavy rains. There is a dirt walking trail (755 feet) around the pond and a concrete sidewalk (469 feet) along the northern border of the park.
Recent improvements include pond renovations which involved cleaning out the pond and installing a new aerator pump.
River Oaks Park, located at the corner of River Oaks and Sunny Oak in the Thousand Oaks Neighborhood, is a family friendly park for all ages.
River Oaks Park has two play structures for children ages 2-12. The recently completed picnic pavilion offers a great place to serve lunch, cook on the barbeque grill or hold a gathering. The large play field is perfect for practicing sports or engaging in a game of tag. The full serpentine sidewalk provides a walking and biking track, and the park benches offer a resting spot to view the entire play area.
This park is a great example of community partnership. Located on three lots, the park is surrounded by a neighborhood of 540 homes, located in both Lake Dallas and Corinth. Through fundraising efforts, including a commemorative brick patio, residents of Thousand Oaks began the endeavor of building a playground on the lots. The Lake Dallas Community Development Board recognized the efforts of the neighborhood residents and used their funds to complete the playground. Two years later, Phase II was completed, adding benches, garbage receptacles, sidewalks and the picnic pavilion.
On any given afternoon, families are found at this park visiting with neighbors or enjoying the day with their children.