Arlington Texas Parks and Recreation | Homes for Sale 

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 Joe Pool Lake

a9This lake has a variety of different parks in surrounding areas. Joe Pool offers recreation and homes for sale as well as future retail and resort development. The lake is located in South Grand Prairie. There are many other parks located in and on Joe Pool Lake:

Lynn Creek Park

Lynn Creek Park is located on the northwest shore of Joe Pool. Camping is not aloud in Lynn Creek Park. The park is open from 6 a.m. till 10 p.m. Lynn Creek Park has two boat ramps with eight lanes. It has a swimming beach along with concessions. It has nearly 100 picnic sites and group picnic pavilions. It has sand volleyball courts on the swimming beach.

River Legacy Science Center

River Legacy Parks is a 1,300 acre oasis on the Trinity River in the heart of north Arlington. The Parks currently offer more than eight miles of paved trails winding through thick forest and expansive greenbelts. Wildlife is abundant in the Parks; outdoor enthusiasts from birders to botanists flock to the Parks for a glimpse of its diverse flora and fauna. It’s also the perfect place to hike, bike and jog — or just spread out a blanket and relax. At River Legacy Parks, you will find picnic areas, Legacy Pavilion, paved hike/bike trails, a meditation area, river overlooks, multipurpose areas, water fountains, restrooms and a playground.

Cliff Nelson Recreation Center

Cliff Nelson Recreation Center is a multi-purpose facility designed to meet the recreational needs of Arlington residents and visitors. Opened in February 1990, the center offers a diverse selection of classes for all ages ranging from arts and crafts to fitness and sports.
Additionally, the center is open for reservations during and after business hours. Center rooms, including the gymnasium and multi-purpose area, may be rented for private parties, sporting events, meetings or banquets. Cliff Nelson, located at 4600 W. Bardin Road, is open seven days a week for only 6 days per week and walk-in use. A fully equipped fitness room is also available for a small monthly fee. Contact the center staff for more information on the facilities and current programs. Cliff Nelson Recreation Center sits on a 15 acre park that features a walking/jogging trail, playground, picnic area, pond and two tennis courts. Facility cards are required for ages 2 and up.

Fish Creek Linear Park

This is a brand new hiking trail that begins in Arlington and ends in Grand Prairie. The hike is not difficult physically but you are sure to enjoy the peacefulness and solitude along the way.

Loyd Park


 Loyd Park on Joe Pool does offer camping and cabins. The camping sites have water and electrical outlets. There are picnic areas as well as large picnic pavilions. It has a four lane boat ramp along with trailer parking areas. It also has volleyball and softball fields. There is a swimming beach located on Joe Pool Lake. Loyd Park also has equestrian trails for hiking and biking. This park is open 24 hours a day, year round. There are events scheduled every year such as guided nature treks and Halloween hayrides. However, reservations are required on Holidays.


 Britton Park

Britton park is located off of Seeton Road on the southwest shore of Joe Pool Lake. There is a parking fee of $5.00 per day. The park is open March through October 28. In October it is excluded to only opening on the weekends. The park is closed October 29 through February 25. The park has a boat ramp for your boating needs on Joe Pool Lake. There are restroom facilities.

The Lynn Creek Marina

There is also the Lynn Creek Marina for your boating needs! Lynn Creek Marina is located on the north side of Joe Pool. It is just near Lynn Creek Park entrance. The marina has more than 500 wet slips for fishing. Lynn Creek Marina does brisk boat rental business. It has indoor as well as outdoor fishing for non-boaters. Non-boaters can fish for 12 hours for just $5.00 and children for $3.00! Right next to the marina is the very popular, acclaimed Oasis restaurant. The Oasis restaurant has open dining and live entertainment on weekend on the waters of Joe Pool Lake.

Charley Taylor Recreation Center

a11The Charley Taylor Rec Center is open 7-days a week with varying hours. Sunday it is open 1:00 p.m. till 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thurdays it is open 10:00 a.m. till 10:00 p.m. Friday it is open 9:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m. Saturday it is open 9:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. Memberships come with an i.d. card and are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. Memberships do not include the weight room or fee based classes.
The Charley Taylor Recreation Center offers many activities for groups of all ages. Access to the weight room is available with purchase of weight room memberships. They have youth day camps for spring break and summer. Youth day camps are only for children 6 to 12 years of age. They offer classes such as karate-the kwon do, beginning cheer leading for children ages 5 to 8 years. The also have story and craft classes for children ages 3 to 5 years of age. They have spaces that are available for meetings and functions. They also have many more programs available at The Charley Taylor Recreation Center.

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