10 Great Places to Take a Walk in Grand Prairie

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There’s nothing that beats the health and wellness benefits of walking—and when it comes to great spots to take a walk in Grand Prairie, we’ve got no shortage of options for walkers of all ages and abilities. Grab some bottled water, lace up those walking shoes and enjoy!

Good Link Trail at Johnson Creek Bridge

Good Link Park - Mike Lewis Park to C.P. Waggoner park

2600 Block of N. Carrier Parkway

Recommended for: Beginning walkers, family walks, longer walks.

The walking trail at Mike Lewis Park is popular for its pleasant scenery and spacious, paved walking trail (that also happens to connect over to C.P. Waggoner Park ).   Walkers have the option of choosing a shorter length of trail (since lighted loops are located in Mike Lewis and C.P. Waggoner Park) or trying the entire 4.85 miles. 

Ready for more fun and recreation after your walk? No problem! Mike Lewis Park has a little something for everyone— including a pond, a picnic-friendly covered pavilion, softball fields, and volleyball, basketball and horseshoe courts.


Lone Star Trail

Lone Star Trail

2170 N. Beltline Road

Recommended for: Experienced walkers, longer walks, urban explorers, nature lovers.

Lone Star Trail starts at the Grand Prairie Tourist Information Center and goes south along Belt Line Road before turning east along the Trinity River, then turns back north to connect with the City of Irving’s Campion Trail series, resulting in a possible ten-mile hike. This walking trail is an excellent option for anyone who is looking for a serious workout or enjoys walks with an urban vibe—but it’s also a wonderful walk for nature lovers, since the trail meanders along the sweeping views and natural beauty of the Trinity River.


Fish Creek Trail

Fish Creek Linear Park

Coronado Street at Crossland Blvd

Recommended for: Beginning walkers, longer walks, family walks, nature walks.

Fish Creek Forest  (located at Coronado and Crossland Blvd) is a Dallas County Open Space Park that’s managed by the Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation Department.  This 37-acre destination features a linear trail connecting Carrier Parkway to Crossland, as well as an excellent playground, pavilion and lots of natural open space.

Fish Creek Linear Park (with access points at Sheffield and Dartmouth, Winchester Court, Warrington and Bently, Covington and Sussex, Briar Hill, Derby Court, Endicott and Meriden, Allegro and Walsh) boasts a wide paved hike-and-bike path that winds through a number of neighborhoods, pretty trees,  lots of shady spots, trail benches, and the occasional glimpse of some adorable big turtles that like to call Fish Creek home. Plus, it has the added distinction of connecting with Cravens Park in Arlington, so you can brag to your friends that you walked to “Arlington and back” every time you visit. (By the way, there are more trails to explore when you get to Cravens Park.)


The Trails At Loyd Park on Joe Pool Lake

3401Ragland Road

Recommended for: Experienced walkers, romantic walks, nature walks, sunrise walks.

An excellent destination for more experienced walkers and lovers of nature, the trails at Loyd Park feature natural surfaces, lakeside views and plenty of variety. Arrive early and you’ll get to watch the sun rise over the lake! This is a trail system that gets you out of the urban environment and into savannah and woodland forest, so put on your hiking boots or sturdy shoes and get ready to get wild!(Note that there is a $10 park admission fee per vehicle.) 


Couple Walking on Bridge

The Trails At West Lynn Creek Park on Joe Pool Lake

Lynn Creek Parkway near Lake Ridge Parkway

Recommended for: Experienced walkers, romantic walks, nature walks, sunrise walks.

This destination features a pair of one- mile looped natural surface trails located just west of the intersection of Lake Ridge Parkway and Lynn Creek Parkway. The first trail, accessible through a small parking lot on the north side of Lynn Creek Parkway, is a natural surface trail that meanders through woodland and prairie, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.  The second trail, located north of the first, is bursting with wildflowers from May through July and fall color in October and November.  


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South Grand Prairie High School

301 W. Warrior Trail

Recommended for: Beginning walkers, “lap” walkers.

Although less scenic a choice than some of Grand Prairie’s other walking trails, the track at South Grand Prairie High School is a good option for beginning walkers, walkers who are recovering from injuries, and anyone who enjoys the sense of accomplishment that comes from racking up lots of laps. It’s also a smart choice if you like to walk-and-talk with your exercise partner without the distraction of watching for traffic, turns, and trail changes.


Outlets

Grand Prairie Premium Outlets

2950 I-20 Frontage Road

Recommended for: Beginning or slower walkers, indoor walkers, people watchers.

Not only does this shopper’s paradise provide opportunities for both outdoor and indoor walking, the Grand Prairie Premium Outlets also offer the chance to complete your shopping errands AND check exercise off the to-do list in one trip.


Mountain Creek Lake Park

Lakeview Drive at Hardy Road

Recommended for: Walkers who love a great view.

You just might fall in love with scenic Mountain Creek Park, which is popular with visitors for its beautiful lakeside views and a unique “wilderness in the city” atmosphere. Bring the family along and play a game of hoops on the park’s lakeside basketball court, or rustle up some barbecue at the park’s pavilion afterwards. Trail opportunities include one and half-miles of paved trail and nearly two miles of semi-improved trails that take you right up to the lake’s edge.


Mira Lagos Walk

Neighborhood Strolls

Recommended for: Beginning walkers, people who enjoy looking at houses/house hunters, walkers who prefer sidewalk strolls.

If you’re in the market for a new house or you just enjoy a walk with a homey atmosphere, consider taking a stroll around one of Grand Prairie’s neighborhoods:

Westchester: Well-kept lawns and pretty flowers and trees make ambling in the Westchester neighborhood extra pleasant—and the community’s central location between Interstate 20 and Joe Pool Lake makes it easy to book another activity before or after your walk.

Pioneer Ridge: Situated off Baja Drive near Mountain Creek, Pioneer Ridge is a great choice for getting an up close-and-personal feel for one of Grand Prairie’s most affordable neighborhoods, plus you can easily veer off the neighborhood streets to check out the trails at Mountain Creek, Sycamore or Bradshaw Parks.

Nottingham: Located in north Grand Prairie off Carrier Parkway, Nottingham is a good place to stroll if you enjoy older home architecture and lots of trees.

Grand Peninsula:  Located off the shores of Joe Pool Lake near England Parkway, Grand Peninsula is a perfect walking destination for anyone who enjoys waterside views, contemporary master-planned home architecture, and the occasional glimpses of greenbelt wildlife.


Market Square

Downtown Grand Prairie

Recommended for: Slower-paced walkers, walkers who like to take in the sights, and history buffs.

Who says you can’t learn and exercise at the same time? Head downtown for an intriguing self-guided historical walking tour—and after you’ve learned more about the city you call home, you can enjoy lunch, dinner, or coffee at a Downtown Grand Prairie watering hole.