River Legacy Park, Arlington

The jewel of Arlington Parks, River Legacy Park sits in North Arlington, along the Trinity River. It offers visitors a place to get outside and enjoy nature, with over 1,000 acres, including hike and bike trails, a playground, picnic areas, plenty of open space to run and play, a Nature Center, fishing pond and access to the Trinity River.

Picnic area at River Legacy Park, Arlington

The Picnic Area at River Legacy Park offers tables and grills.

Know Before You Go

River Legacy City Park is FREE. The park is open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Visit their website for guided hikes and more information on upcoming events.

The playful remains of a dinosaur and a treehouse await kids to come play at the playground at River Legacy.

The large open green space is perfect for flying kites, frisbee, games of catch and just letting the kids run!


Paved Hike and Bike Trail

The paved hike and bike trail doesn’t have a name, but for convenience, we’re going to call it the River Trail. It’s runs along the Trinity River and is a great place for a walk, or a bike ride. There are several places with access to the river to stop and rest.  


Mountain Bike Trail 

The Dallas Off-Road Bicycling Association (DORBA) maintains the 10 mile mountain-bike trail at River Legacy.  It’s a great trail for beginners and more advanced riders!

Helmets are REQUIRED for all riders!

Take plenty of water.

Be aware that hikers are also on the trail.

The trail closes if the trails are wet, check their website before going.  Click HERE to visit the DORBA website for up to date information.

River Legacy Living Science Center

In addition to preschool programs and nature camps, the Living Science Center also offers a neat Discovery Room. There is a fee to visit the Discovery Room.

River Legacy Park 

703 N W Green Oaks Blvd. Arlington   

Click HERE to visit their website. 

Click HERE to visit their facebook page. 

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