Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve, Plano
The Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve in Plano is 800 acres of trails, blackland prairie and fun for the entire family! It’s a great place to enjoy local entertainment, festivals or just a day at the park!
Check out My Mommy Tips for making the most of your visit!
1. Know Before You Go
Picnic tables and REAL restrooms are located at 5901 Los Rios Blvd.
No food is sold in the park, except during special events, so pack a lunch or grab something on your way!
Bring your Kite, and closed toed shoes! There are plenty of open spaces to fly them, although it’s not a manicured lawn, and you might pick up a sticker in you aren’t wearing shoes!
The Amphitheatre is located at 2801 E. Spring Creek Pkwy.
Plano Stages offers summer concerts in the gardens, movies in the gardens, an annual music festival and much more! For more information, click HERE to visit their website!
3. Hike and Bike Trail
Oak Points offers visitors a 3.5 mile concrete trail and 5 mile soft trail.
The concrete trail was perfect for family bike rides, strollers and scooters. The trail is wide and relatively flat.
The Hiking Trails wind through the hardwood forest and along the shores of Rowlett Creek, and we enjoyed them very much! They were very easy, shaded and mostly flat, but offered plenty of interesting things to see!
Bikes are not allowed on the soft trails.
As nice as the trails are, we had to take some time to explore along the creek! A fallen tree made a nice walkway down to the creekbed. The water was clear and we could see fish and MANY little cricket frogs hopping everywhere!
4. Fishing Pond
A nice pond sits in the middle of the park, with a concrete trail looping it, just perfect for younger children on bikes (who have enough control not to ride into the pond), and family strolls!
Ducks were happy to receive a few sliced grapes from our lunch!
A fishing pier offers a nice place to spend an early morning or late afternoon catching perch! State laws require anyone 17 years or older to have a valid Texas fishing license when fishing in the park.
Oak Point Park is a great place to take the family geocaching! My younger son loves the larger caches, with toys hidden inside that he can exchange! My older two enjoy the smaller, harder to find ones, and there are plenty of both here in the park! If you haven’t started geocaching, yet, and want to learn, click HERE to visit geocaching.com website and get started!
6. Equestrian Area
Oak Point Park has an equestrian riding trail. I haven’t been able to find a local stable that offers trail rides, but I promise to keep looking!
7. Oak Point Recreation Center
The Recreation Center offers guest an indoor and outdoor swimming area for lap swimming and recreation, with slides, tumble buckets and zero-depth entry. Other activities at the center include volleyball, pickleball, racquetball, climbing wall, gym, weight room and more! For more information, click HERE to visit their website!
8. Go Ape Zip Line and Treetop Adventure
An obstacle course set in the trees! Click HERE to visit their website.
9. Plano Drovers Vintage Baseball Team
Plano Drovers are part of 8 Texas teams that play by 1860’s rules. Click HERE to visit their facebook page.
10. Plano Balloon Festival
Each September, the skies above Oak Point Park are filled with hot air balloons for the annual Plano Balloon Festival! For more information on this festival, click HERE.
Things To Do in Plano (and near Oak Point Park)
Escape rooms are a fun challenge for the entire family! Visit Escape Experts, click HERE to visit their website.
iFly Dallas lets you feel the fun of skydiving, but in the safety of a controlled environment! Click HERE to visit their website.
Tour the home of Dallas’ Ewings at Southfork Ranch! Click HERE to visit their website.
The Latin Pig is a fun latin-inspired restaurant for the whole family! Get the cuban! Click HERE to visit their website.
If you like new and stylish hotels, then you’ll love Aloft Plano! Click HERE to visit their website.
Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve
5901 Los Rios Blvd
Click HERE to visit their website
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