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Hickory Creek’s Point Vista Park has good fishing, picnic spots and a boat ramp with plenty of nearby parking. The city will unveil a new master plan for parks this summer.

as a destination. “If they come to eat and shop, maybe they’ll stay for more fun,” Henderson says. And there’s plenty of fun to be had. The Lake Cities love to party. The joint Fourth of July parade and fireworks

celebration attracts thousands each year to Lake Dallas Park. One Fourth of July celebration was so crowded that Lake Dallas officials had to close Willow Grove Park. Officials are looking at adding new parks. Each city also has their own

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Making Connections Connecting walking and equestrian trails between the Lake Cities is a priority for the town of Hickory Creek, which will release a master plan this summer for parks, recreation and open space. “We are excited about our growth,” says John Smith, town manager. With growth, traffic is inevitable. The Lake Cities are working with the North Central Texas Council of Governments on projections for the year 2040. “Roads and bridges are very important to the Lake Cities,” Cabrales says. “Our roads are undersized. Mobility is important for growth.”

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events, such as the Mardi Gras festival in Lake Dallas and Corinth’s Fish N’ Fun tournament and Pumpkin Palooza. Combined events save money and attract more people, Henderson says. “We want to be that unique place that draws people,” she says. “Together, we are stronger.”

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