The Best Picnic Spots in North Texas

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Now the weather is finally drying out, KERA News has compiled a list of places to enjoy a perfect summer picnic in North Texas:


Where: 3809 Grand Ave., Dallas

Hours: Daily 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Cost: Free

“When you think of Fair Park, the State Fair of Texas is generally what comes to mind, but the 277-acre park is actually a great place to explore all year round and, most importantly, it’s the perfect place for a picnic. Spread out a blanket on the banks of the Leonhardt Lagoon and enjoy the sculpture by Dallas artist Patricia Johanson. The park encourages people to climb onboard the sculpture for a closer look at the indigenous plants and animal life that call the lagoon home. Fair Park also sports miles of smooth concrete paths and empty parking lots making it a great place for rollerblading or for teaching a child to ride a bike after that big picnic lunch.


Where: 8525 Garland Rd., Dallas

Hours: Open daily 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day

Cost: Check website for admission prices

“The Dallas Arboretum is always at the top of any picnic-lovers list. The 66-acre botanical wonderland features 11 gardens filled with seasonal florals that are all perfect hosting for a picnic lunch. And if you want to relax after that big picnic lunch, head over to Pecan Grove for the Swinging Summer Hammock Exhibit. That’s right, you can unwind in the shade and swing in one of the 150 freestanding hammocks featured in the exhibit.”

To read the entire KERA News article, click HERE.

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