Chisholm Park, Hurst
The sunshine was such a welcome sight this weekend, and we couldn’t wait to get outside and enjoy it! We loaded up the car with fishing poles, bikes, balls and our new kite to explore the 50 acres that make up Chisholm Park in Hurst!
1. Know Before You Go
Check with the city of Hurst for burn bans before planning to use charcoal grills.
The 1.1 mile “Red Trail” was a nice trail for running and walking, but not so much for bikes.
I love all the trees at the park, but between them and the large overhead power lines, it’s not the best park to fly a kite.
Sadly, there wasn’t a single geocache at the park. Huh???
If your kids are like mine, their first question when we go to a park is about the playground! There are TWO playgrounds at Chisholm Park. A large one for all ages with slides, etc. and a small one that is ideally for younger children near the pavillions.
There is a nice restroom located near the larger playgrounds.
3. Chisholm Pond
On June 4th, 2016, Chisholm Park is hosting the All American Kids Fishing Derby! Click HERE for more information.
Our main reason for visiting Chisholm Park was the large pond, which is stocked through Texas Parks and Wildlife every Friday with rainbow trout during the winter. The stocked trout are full size fish, 9-12 inches, ready to be caught and eaten (or released, your choice). There is a 5 fish/day limit, and those 17 and older must have a valid Texas Fishing License.
We arrived about noon on a Sunday, and there weren’t many people fishing, and those who were weren’t catching anything. We played most of the day in the park, and by 5:00 there were people lining the shores of the pond in their folding chairs with poles ready! I really couldn’t believe how many people were there to fish! As dusk approached, those fish were biting, too!
The Hurst Library participates in the Tackle Loaner Program, and will loan out a maximum of 4 rods for up to 7 days, just as you would borrow a book! It’s a great way to take the kids fishing without investing a lot of money in fishing equipment. For more information, click HERE.
Chisholm Park is one of 5 DFW Parks to participate in the Neighborhood Fishing Program, which stocks ponds from December through March with rainbow trout, and Channel Catfish April through November, except August. These cities pay a fee to Texas Parks and Wildlife to have them stocked, and I certainly applaud them for offering these great opportunities for their residents! For more information on this program, click HERE.
4. Basketball Court
There is a full-size and half-court basketball court in the park. There is also a volleyball court, so bring your balls! The park also has softball fields, but they are almost always reserved by the local teams.
5. Picnic Tables and Pavilion
Enjoy a picnic at one of the many picnic tables scattered around the park. There are also 3 large, covered pavilions that can be rented through the city.
The new Chisholm Park Aquatics Center opened in 2016 Summer Season and offers fun activities for kids of all ages!
2200 Norwood Dr, Hurst
Click HERE to visit their website
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