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Nestled inside the Dallas municipality of Highland Park (two miles from the downtown), an area best known for its multi-million dollar homes and manicured lawns, lies Lakeside Park, a stunning 14-acre... Read More
Nestled inside the Dallas municipality of Highland Park (two miles from the downtown), an area best known for its multi-million dollar homes and manicured lawns, lies Lakeside Park, a stunning 14-acre swath of green space running parallel to Turtle Creek. It's a terrific place to take a stroll or a run (don't be surprised if you see Troy Aikman jogging past you) as well fish for bass and feed the ducks. There's no bad time to visit Lakeside Park, but it's especially beautiful during the last weeks of March and the first weeks of April, when a multitude of azalea bushes are showing their true colors. Be sure to traverse the bridge to the other side to check out the enormous Teddy Bear sculptures. Also note that you can walk along Lakeside past Armstrong Parkway to cruise the Turtle Creek Greenbelt Trail–a 1.8-mile path that winds through Lee and Reverchon Parks.
- Parks: "Best place along Lakeside is right past the dam, where there is a pathway leading down to the lake's edge. The park is also a popular gathering spot on July 4th when the nearby Dallas Country Club presents one of the best fireworks displays in the city."
- Best for Parks Because: Lakeside Park is a terrific place for a picnic, but don't forget to bring extra bread to feed the ducks.