If you are feeling a bit coped up at home or you are looking for some places to go to work, exercise, or simply relax, Addison has a multitude of parks available for residents and visitors alike to go. Here is a list of some of our personal favorites.
Addison Circle Park
Located at 4950 Addison Circle Drive, Addison Circle Park has over 10 acres of open space for people to relax, exercise, and participate in one of the special events that happen at the park throughout the year, such as Oktoberfest, Taste Addison, Kaboom Town, and many more. The park has plenty of park space both on the surrounding streets and dedicated off-site parking spaces. The park also has a wide variety of amenities including public display fountains, walking paths and trails a pavilion and pergola, a splash pad, restrooms, and plenty of chairs, benches, and tables to sit at.
Addison Town Park
Since opening in 1980, Addison’s first park has been a local favorite. Beautiful and simple, this 2.53-acre park can be found at the corner of Sidney Drive and Woodway Drive, just one block north of Spring Valley Road. It’s half mile lighted walking/jogging path loops around the entire area and is shaded by plenty of trees. For those residents who have little ones, the park’s playground has play structures geared towards both 2-5 and 5-12 age ranges. Additional amenities include pet waste dispensers, a pollinator patch, and shade park benches.
If you are looking for a park that has bright colors and great street art, you need to head up to Bosque Park. The steel and glass sculpture, Aigue-marine, was created by artist Pascale Pryor and was donated by the Addison Arbor Foundation. This serene park is also home to beautiful red cedar trees which you can admire as you are either walking around or sitting on one of the park’s many benches or patio tables. Nestled between Airport Parkway and Addison Circle Drive, this .82-acre gem is a perfect spot for the nearby apartment residents.
Les Lacs Linear Park – North and South
Those of you who are looking for a park that has ample amount of space need to go to Les Lacs Linear Park. With over 11 acres of green grass and open space, the park area spans the north side of Beltway Drive between Midway and Marsh. Park amenities include a basketball court, sand volleyball, tennis/pickleball, a playground, pavilion (available for reservation), and a trail system. The main trail is .94 miles long and is accompanied by a .47 sidewalk extension to Midway Road and .1-mile extension to Belt Line Road. Not only does the park have two public art installations, Jack of All Trades and Light & Energy, in the spring, gorgeous bluebonnets bloom near them.
North Addison Park
If you prefer a park that is less-crowded and well-hidden, you need to travel to North Addison Park, located directly north of Trinity Christian Academy High School building. Known for its dedication to the basic food groups and healthy eating, this serene park has a pollinator patch and artistic arbor. The 3.45-acre park also has a half-mile jogging trail/walking path, pet waste dispensers, plenty of chairs, benches, and picnic tables, and plenty of lawn space to relax on.
This 3.47-acre park is the perfect place to go to relax and enjoy nature. Conveniently located on the west side of Quorum Drive between Keller Springs Road and Westgrove Drive. Quorum Park’s relaxing atmosphere is due to the display foundation, which is beautifully lit up at night, the lighted walking path, benches, and small pyramid fountain. With the wide use of carved stone monuments set at the same elevation across the park, visitors can experience the change in topography across the span of the site, making the entire park a public art installation.
If you have a furry, four-legged companion, Spruill Park is the perfect place for y’all to hang out. This 1.85-acre park, named for D. Lynn Spruill, a former mayor of Addison, has a dog park for both small and large dogs. It’s also a great place to hang out and get to know other people (at a safe social distance of course), as it has a large open lawn area, pollinator patch, a trellis with seating area, and a plaza with bench seating. Although there is limited amount of parking space, the park is surrounded by on-street parking.
Perhaps the most famous Addison park, Vitruvian Park is made up of well over 12 acres of green land. The park’s spring-fed creek has surrounding walkways and it connects to other greenbelt trails within Addison and adjacent regional trail systems. The park’s amenities include a pond, restrooms, architectural fountains, dedicated parking space for park-goers, and a pretty overlook. With its dramatic water features, large gathering lawn, public art, and live performance venues, it’s no wonder Vitruvian Park is a world-class park.