While your new condo offers high-end comfort and resort-inspired spaces, you’ll want to explore the countless outdoor adventures in and around Frisco. This summer offers a unique time to discover all the outdoors has to offer as state governments, including Texas, continue to exercise caution regarding reopening amid concerns over the potential spread of covid-19 cases.
You can still hop in the car and connect with family in a variety of beautiful outdoor spaces within a short drive from your condo at The Corvalla. Frisco, Texas, boasts an impressive selection of 49 parks, green spaces, and trails – plus some great spaces in the nearby Plano/Dallas metro area. It’s the perfect time to get outside and explore during July’s National Parks and Recreation Month.
Frisco offers an array of playgrounds, scenery, art, and fitness opportunities for both the young and young-at-heart to enjoy – and plenty of fun for the furry family members, too. Below are several worth visiting:
Frisco Commons Park is adjacent to Hope Park and offers its own charm and activities. This park boasts open fields, walking paths, and a pond to watch the ducks play. Take a jog or get the wiggles out for your little ones who have been cooped up at home. Take the one-mile stroll around the pond and stop by the Veterans Memorial to pay tribute. Enjoy the many shaded areas for a picnic lunch. Local families say, due to its proximity to Hope Park and the park’s splash pad, it can be an all-day family outing.
The Texas Sculpture Garden, located off the Dallas North Tollway and just eight minutes from The Corvalla, gives you the opportunity to appreciate artwork by Texas artists. Kids and adults alike will appreciate the sheer magnitude and creativity of the pieces. The sculpture garden provides a picturesque nature walk nestled in Hall Office Park. Ponds and bridges along the path add to the beauty, while benches and picnic tables provide a place for rest or a scenic outdoor picnic.
Hiking, Biking, & Running
Frisco offers more than 47 miles of hiking and biking trails; you can find a trail list and map on the city of Frisco’s website.
Whether you prefer city biking or off-road trails, Frisco’s bike-friendly atmosphere provides welcome open spaces for you to explore. The Dallas Off-Road Bicycle Association (DORBA) provides a comprehensive list of nearby trails with information on terrain, facilities, and degree of difficulty. These trails are open to hikers and runners as well.
The closest trails to your home at The Corvalla condos include:
–Arbor Hills: 2.25 miles, paved jogging/walking/biking
–Katie Jackson: 5 miles of single track along White Rock Creek and NorthBark Dog Park, offers a Pump Track and Dirt Jumps ranging from beginner to expert
–Frisco NW Community Park Trail: Located off Teel Parkway, this trail offers several loops ranging from 0.8 miles to 5.6 miles.
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve is located in nearby Plano and is less than a 15-minute drive from Frisco. One of the top-rated outdoor areas on both TripAdvisor and Yelp, locals and visitors alike love this 200-acre nature preserve. Gorgeous water views, paved and off-road hiking and biking trails, shaded paths, open fields, playgrounds, cool architectural structures and more can be found at this Texas gem. Take your dog, kids, or a friend to run off some needed energy in a beautiful setting.
Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve is less than a 30-minute drive from The Corvalla. You can walk, run, or bike the .88-mile loop around the lake, or you can venture off-road among the trails and creeks to really get into nature. Visit the nature center, enjoy a picnic, or go fishing or kayaking. The truly adventurous can book some time at GoApe Zipline and Adventure Park (age 10 and up). Check out the Amphitheater at Oak Park for online and in-person events.
Frisco and the north-Dallas area offer much more to explore – but these are a few to get you started. Discover the outdoors, then return home to The Corvalla to relax after a fun day of exploring.
To discover comprehensive information about coronavirus-related closings or social distancing regulations, go to Frisco’s city website here. For more, check out Frisco’s Parks and Recreation page here.