Today, Harrison and I wandered around the parks that line Turtle Creek. As you drive along Turtle Creek, you’ll see a bunch of gorgeously green and very scenic parks.
It seems like every time we drive past these parks, they are empty. Basically begging us to take a stroll through their lush greenery- so that’s what we did!
If you’re looking for a green escape, look no further.
What to expect
- You’ll find stone bridges, stone walkways, regular sidewalks, benches, and great views along Turtle Creek.
- A water view (of Turtle Creek, if that wasn’t clear)
- When you’re there, be sure to take in the beauty of these parks. We saw dozens of blue jays flying around, and a cardinal too. Gorgeous birds and trees live here!
- Parking is easy along the edge of the parks.
- Some parks have a playground next to the scenic trails, like the playground next to Davis Park.
- These parks are pretty small, but there are multiple parks. Don’t expect a mile long jogging trail at these smaller parks along Turtle Creek.
What to bring
You definitely don’t HAVE to bring anything. Most of the time we just come here for a shady stroll when it’s hot out but we still want to be outside.
If you feel like spending more time here (or even for a short stay), here’s a list of fun things you can bring along:
- Bring your dog
- Bring a picnic- there are benches throughout
- Bug spray- unfortunately mosquitoes seem to love these parks too
- Your significant other- these parks are dreamy and romantic!
- Kids- there’s a playground nearby
- There aren’t any restrooms, so bring an empty bladder
What to wear
Just dress for the weather. There’s no need for athletic clothes, since there isn’t much space to run around. As long as you have comfy walking shoes you’ll be set.
You’ll have fun exploring the beauty of these parks. And while you’re in the area, there is a bigger park that is a part of the Turtle Creek parks called Lakeside Park- you’ll see a lot more people there and for good reason- it’s absolutely gorgeous!
Let me know your favorite thing about these parks in the comments section below!