With its sweeping views of the Dallas skyline, miles of grassy lawn for kids and dogs to roam, and a seemingly endless list of outdoor activities to enjoy, Trammell Crow Park is a green gem of Dallas.
Just 11 minutes from our Highland Park apartments, Trammell Crow Park is a genteel grassy oasis in the Trinity River Corridor that offers Dallas residents a chance to escape from the bustle of city life. For years, it has served as a natural escape where families can gather to run, play, and enjoy the great outdoors – all the while enjoying stunning views of Dallas that reflect on the glittering waters of Trammell Crow Lake.
For those that live at our luxury Highland Park apartments, it’s the perfect place to go on a sunny day, or even just to walk your dog after work. Trammell Crow Park offers a wealth of activities for families to enjoy, whether you love hiking, group sports, boating, or just a simple outdoor picnic, Trammell Crow Park is sure to become your next favorite green space.
Hiking the Trinity Levee Top Loop Trail
Plenty of foot trails wind along the Trinity River, which makes the perfect kid-friendly and dog-friendly activity for those who love to lace up their hiking boots and hit the trail. On your hike, you’ll experience stunning views of the city, fantastic bird watching, and depending on the season, fields of wildflowers.
According to AllTrails.com, this is a “moderately trafficked out and back trail…that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, birding, and is accessible all-year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.” That’s good news for Fido!
Art and Sculptures Serve as Playgrounds at Trammell Crow Park
Ask a little kid what the most memorable part of Trammell Crow Park is, and they’ll tell you about the whimsical and iconic cow sculptures that dot the grassy fields by the Trinity River. Constructed from stone of varying colors, these cows are placed right off the Trinity Levee Top Loop Trail and offer the perfect opportunity for little kids to climb and play. If you look out on the fields, you’ll see a whole herd of stone cows that look like they’re milling around the fields, offering a light-hearted and artistic flair that has become a symbol of Dallas.
Sports and Activities at Trammell Crow Park
Kayakers and canoers rejoice! Sylvan Boat Launch in Trammell Crow Park is the perfect place to launch your small boat so you can paddle around with your friends and family on a beautiful day. The Trinity River is the perfect place for Dallas residents who are looking for a day on the water. The best part? The Trinity River is perfect for paddlers of all skill levels. According to Rootsrated.com, the Trinity River is a “slow meandering river. Consistent, year-round water flow means these paddling trails are open all the time. Cooler weather makes the fall and spring more ideal times to paddle it.” And as it turns out, paddling down the Trinity River turns into quite the adventure. See historic downtown Dallas from the river, and paddle through the dense, untouched forest where you’ll see “blue heron, wood storks, and red-shouldered hawks”.
Since the park offers vast fields and gentle vistas where the wind sweeps through, Trammell Crow Park is a hot spot for kite flying. Many Dallas locals make a day out of bringing their kites to the park and enjoying beautiful views of the city skyline while watching their kites fly high in the sky. Be sure to bring a cooler of cold beverages and snacks, because you won’t want to leave!
Dating in Dallas: Take Your Date to Trammell Crow Park
With all the stunning views of the Dallas skyline, it’s no wonder why this has become such a popular spot for romance. Bring a picnic basket and a cheese board so you and your date can enjoy dining al fresco away from the busy city. Bring your date around Independence Day to experience one of the best views for fireworks in the city, or just dip your toes in the Trinity River together while looking at the beautiful skyline views.
Wedding and engagement photographers also love Trammell Crow Park. With its brilliant sunshine and lack of crowds, photographers find it the perfect place to get some spacious, glorious portraits with Dallas or the Trinity River glimmering in the background.
Prime Spot for the North Texas Para/Hang Glider Club
Trammell Crow Park is a favorite for none other than the North Texas Para/Hang Glider Club. With miles and miles of green space, it’s the perfect spot for hang gliding and paragliding. According to USA Today, federal regulations forbid flying directly over Dallas, so Trammell Crow Park is a natural spot for safety and legality.
If you’re interested in paragliding, there’s good news! According to the North Texas Hang/Para Gliding Association, “anyone who can jog while balancing a 45- to 90-pound weight on their shoulders can learn to fly.” There’s no better place to learn than Trammell Crow Park, just down the road from our luxury Highland Park apartments.
What Dallas Locals Say about Trammell Crow Park
One of the best ways to explore a new city is to see what the neighbors have to say. (It’s also a great way to strike up a conversation with your new friends!) But rest assured – Trammell Crow Park is much loved among citizens of Dallas. One local guide says, “This place has evolved and becoming less of a caterpillar into a magnificent butterfly. The city has a precious jewel on their hands. Overall, this is an excellent place to bring the entire family and have a good time. The best things in life are free, enjoy!”
Another local appreciates the beautiful views. “I love this park and would recommend to anyone who loves skyline views to visit this park at night.” With all the lights reflecting on Trammell Crow Lake and the Trinity River, it is a beautiful sight. In fact, many locals consider Trammell Crow Park to have “the best views in Dallas.”
Enjoy the Best of Dallas at Our Highland Park Apartments
Schedule your tour of our luxury apartments in Dallas by going to our website today! You’ll love how close we are to the best that Dallas has to offer. We have sunny, spacious floorplans the whole family will love, plenty of opportunities to have fun in the pool and workout center, and your dog will love the on-site bark park.
Stop on by and ask our knowledgeable staff members any questions you have. We can’t wait for you to be our neighbor!