Page 60

Take a Walk in the Park You can go for a stroll, play sports, discover beautiful picnic spots and have a picturesque adventure in these magnificent local parks...

On March 30, Flower Mound’s Heritage Park celebrated the completion of a nine-year renovation. The updated park offers a wildlife encounter area where you can see statues of bison, deer and turkeys; a splash pad; a disc golf course and a playground. Chuck Jennings, director of parks and recreation for Flower Mound, says that any time the town wants to do something with the parkland, they “go in front of the public and hear what they think.” Size: 82 acres Amenities: Nature trails, athletic facilities, wildlife encounter station, 18-basket disc golf course, dog park, playground, fishing pond, boardwalk, waterfall, grills, picnic tables and performance pavilion 600 Spinks Road, Flower Mound

Sanger Sports Park Get your softball bat and head to Sanger Sports Park, where you can play a game and grill up some hot dogs. Check out the 1.5-mile concrete walking path while you’re there. “[It] gives people the opportunity to spend time and enjoy the outdoors with fresh air, sunshine and exercise,” says Shani Bradshaw, director of economic development for the City of Sanger. Size: 40 acres Amenities: Three-field softball complex, fishing pond with a dock, picnic areas, grills, playground and a concrete walking path 1647-2101 Interstate 35 Frontage Road, Sanger

North Lakes Park North Lakes Park is one of the most expansive parks in Denton with tons of amenities. “It offers a lot, which is why it’s a big draw,” says Kali Flewellen, from the City of Denton Parks & Rec’s marketing and communications department. At North Lakes, you can take tennis lessons, play a round of golf, go for a walk or challenge your friends to a game on the sand volleyball courts. Size: 351 acres Amenities: Two lakes, fishing pier, concrete and soft-surface trails, golf course, playgrounds, grills, sand volleyball courts 2001 W Windsor Drive, Denton

Quakertown Park “Quakerton Park has a really rich history in Denton,” says Flewellen. Just off Denton Square, it not only has the usual picnic tables, grills and playground, it’s also a hub for art, jazz and storytelling festivals. Swing by for some summer fun with the whole family. Size: 32 acres Amenities: Picnic tables, bridges, grills, playground 700 Oakland St, Denton

58

D E N T O N CO U N T Y M AY/J U N E 2 0 1 9

Top photo courtesy of Chuck Jennings; second photo courtesy of Shani Bradshaw; third and bottom photos courtesy of Kali Flewellen

Heritage Park of Flower Mound

Profile for Larry McBride

Denton County Magazine May-June 2019  

Denton County Magazine May-June 2019  

Profile for lmcbride