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Parks and Playgrounds

Playgrounds are more than just areas where kids can be kept busy or "go run around outside" for a while. They are a major part of development and are vital to the community.
 

Our playgrounds are your playgrounds. 

  • Avondale Park
    Park, Playground, Pavilion, and trail
    17.85-acre, neighborhood park located at 2021 Devonshire Dr. 

    Trail (0.39 miles, concrete)

    Amenities include:
    • Pavilion; capacity 24 people
    • 720 square feet
    • Four picnic tables (not movable)
    • Grill available
    • Playground
    • Basketball court and goals (soccer/football/rugby)
    • Tennis courts (2)
    • Benches
    • Drinking fountain
    • Bridge

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  • Bowling Green Park and Community Garden
    Park, Playground, Community Garden, AND ORCHARD
    18-acre, neighborhood park and community garden located at 2200 Bowling Green St.

    Amenities include:
    • Playground and swing set
    • Benches and picnic tables
    • Community garden
    • Small fruit orchard 

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    Community Garden

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    It's time to start plotting next year's growth plan
    We're currently accepting 2020 garden plot rentals and encourage you to secure your spot before it's too late. Call (940) 349-7275 or visit us at Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St., Denton, TX.

    2019-2020 Community Garden Timeline
    • Current plots will be cleared by Dec. 9, 2019
    • New plot allocations will be released to gardeners for gardening Feb. 2, 2020
    • Water to the garden will be turned on mid-March 2020
    • Prior to planting, we'll mow and till the garden site.
       
    Plot Sizes and Fee
    • 15’ x 15’ or 11’ x 20’
    • $20 per plot with a limit of two plots per person
    • Plots will be staked with a plot number on the southwest corner stake

    Quick Notes
    • Watering is allowed daily from 7 a.m to 10 p.m.
    • Hand watering only; no sprinklers or timers allowed
    • Annual plants only, i.e. vegetables or flowers
    • Perennial and tree plantings are prohibited

    We comply with the current Integrated Pest Management (IPM) guidelines, therefore the use of glyphosate products is prohibited. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in products such as Roundup, Rodeo Aquatic Herbicide, and Eraser.

    Fruit Orchard
    • Peaches; Red Globe and Harvester
    • Pears; Moonglow and Orient
    • Apples; Mollies Delicious and Gala
    • Pomegranates; Spanish Sweet and Salavatski
    • Plums; Methley and Bruce
    • Aprium; Flavor Delight
    These are an Apricot/Plum hybrid that are more like an apricot than a plum. Has fresh taste of an apricot with the sweetness of a plum. There are also some native and paper shell pecans that were planted about 15 years ago in the north end of the park that bear fruit annually. Nuts typically fall after the first hard frost.
     
    Please note the fruit trees won’t bear fruit for 3-5 years and won’t produce a full crop for 5-7 years. But when they do, help yourself!
  • Briercliff Park
    Park, Playground, Pavilion, and trail
    9.62-acre, neighborhood park located at 3200 State School Rd.

    Trail (0.27 miles, concrete)

    Amenities include: 
    • Pavilion; capacity 48 people
    • 840 square feet
    • Eight picnic tables (not movable)v
    • Playgrounds
    • Grill available
    • Electricity available
    • Lighted pavilion
    • Basketball court and soocer goals
    • Benches
    • Drinking fountain
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  • Carl Gene Young Sr. Park
    Park, Playground, trail, and sprayground
    9.8-acre, neighborhood park located at 327 S. Wood St., previously known as Phoenix Park.

    Trail (0.29 miles, concrete)

    Amenities include:
    • Playground
    • Sprayground season: May 10-Sept. 30, 2019
    •  Sprayground Hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. 
    • Basketball and goals (soccer/football/rugby)
    • Benches
    • Drinking fountain
    • Picnic tables
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  • Cross Timbers Park
    Park, Playground, and trail
    70.2-acre, neighborhood park located at 7601 Waterside Pl. and 8402 Clear River Ln.; the neighborhood pond is located at 7112 Montecito Dr.

    Trail (1.17 miles, concrete and 0.75 miles, soft surface)

    Amenities include:
    • Playgrounds with shade (2)
    • Basketball  court and sand volleyball court
    • Benches
    • Bike racks
    • Bridge
    • Drinking fountains
    • Grills
    • Pond
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  • Denia Park
    Park, Playground, Pavilion, and trail
    23-acre, community park, sports complex, and recreation center located at 1001 Parvin St.

    Trail (0.63 miles, concrete)

    Amenities include:
    • Pavilion; capacity 36 people
    • 1,090 square feet
    • Six picnic tables (not movable)
    • Grill available
    • Playgrounds
    • Basketball
    • Benches 
    • Drinking fountains
    • Goals (soccer/football/rugby)
    • Picnic tables
    • Security lighting

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  • Evers Park
    Park, Playground, and Pavilion
    29.41-acre, community park located at 3201 N. Locust St. 

    Amenities include:
    • Playground
    • Pavilion (nont for rent) and picnic tables
    • Baseball fields with benches, dugouts, and scorer’s table
    • Benches and bleachers
    • Boy Scout hut
    • Concessions stand and restroom
    • Drinking fountains
    • Grills
    • Security lighting
    • Shade structures

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  • Fred Moore Park
    Park, Playground, Pavilion, and trail
    10-acre, neighborhood park located at 500 S. Bradshaw St.

    Trail (0.83 miles, concrete)​

    Amenities include:
    • Playgrounds (2)
    • Basketball courts, lighted
    • Softball field
    • Benches and bleachers
    • Bridge
    • Restroom and drinking fountains
    • Grills
    • Stage
    Fred Moore East Pavilion
    • Pavilion; capacity 36 people
    • 970 square feet
    • Six picnic tables (not movable)
    • Smoker pit available 
    Fred Moore West Pavilion
    • Pavilion; capacity 36 people
    • 720 square feet
    • Six picnic tables (not movable)
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  • Industrial Park
    Park
    Pocket park located at 108 Industrial St.

    Amenities include:
    • Benches and tables
  • Joe Skiles Park
    Park, Playground, and Pavilion
    5.5-acre, neighborhood park located at 1721 Stonegate Dr.

    Amenities include:
    • Pavilion; capacity 18 people
    • 575 square feet
    • Three picnic tables (not movable)
    • Playground
    • Grill available
    • Lighted pavilion
    • Basketball court with three goals 
    • Tennis courts
    • Picnic tables  and benches 
    • Grill
    • Goals (soccer/football/rugby)
    • Drinking fountain
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  • Lake Forest Park
    Park, Playground, and trail
    69.32-acre, community park and dog park located at 1760 E. Ryan Rd. 

    Trail (0.47 miles, concrete)
    Trail (1.42 miles, soft surface)


    Amenities include:
    • Pavilion; capacity 30 people
    • 760 square feet
    • Picnic tables (not movable)
    • Playground
    • Benches 
    • Drinking fountains
    • Dog park
    • Dog stations
    • Lake (west of the dog park)
    • Pond (south of the dog park)

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  • Mack Park
    Park, Playground, and Pavilion
    21.62-acre, community park located at 2000 E. McKinney St.

    Amenities include:
    • Pavilion; capacity 36 people
    • 845 square feet
    • Six picnic tables (not movable)
    • Grill available
    • Playgrounds (2)
    • Concession, restrooms, and drinking fountains
    • Baseball fields with lights and benches in dugouts
    • Basketball court and soccer field
    • Benches and bleachers 
    • Multi-use courts
    • Security lighting
    • Shade structures
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  • McKenna Park
    Park, Playground, and Pavilion
    18-acre, neighborhood park located at 700 N. Bonnie Brae St.

    Amenities include:
    • Pavilion 1; capacity 18 people
    • 700 square feet
    • Three picnic tables (not movable)
    • Grill available
    • Playground
    • Basketball court
    • Pavilion 2; capacity 18 people
    • 700 square feet
    • Three picnic tables
    • Grill available

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  • Milam Park
    Milam Park and Playground

    1.02-acre, neighborhood park located at 256 Mockingbird Ln.

    Amenities include:
    • Playground
    • Benches (2)
    • Drinking fountain
    • Picnic table
  • MLK Jr. Rec Center Park
    MLK Jr. Rec Center Park and Playground
    5-acre, neighborhood park and recreation center located at 1300 Wilson St.

    Amenities include:
    • Playground with shade
    • Benches (4) and picnic tables (4)
    • Drinking fountains
    • Picnic tables (4)
    • Soccer field
  • Nette Shultz Park
    Nette Shultz Park and Playground
    Nette Shultz Park is a 10-acre, neighborhood park located at 1517 Mistywood Ln.

    Amenities include:
    • Playground
    • Backstop
    • Benches (7) and picnic tables (9)
    • Bridge
    • Drinking fountains
    • Grills (3)
    • Goals (soccer/football/rugby)
    • Tennis courts (2)
    • Trail (0.56 miles, concrete)
  • North Lakes Park
    North Lakes Park and Playground
    351-acre neighborhood park, sports complex, and North Lakes Rec Center located at 2001 W. Windsor Dr.

    Amenities include:
    • Playgrounds (3)
    • Basketball court
    • Benches (41)
    • Bleachers (40)
    • Bridge
    • Drinking fountains
    • Grills (4)
    • Lakes (2)
    • Pavilions (3)
    • Picnic tables (49)
    • Sand volleyball court (reservations not required)
    • Security lighting
    • Shade structures (7)
    • Trail (1.32 miles, concrete and 0.85 miles, soft surface)
    • Radio-control model aircraft runway
    • Restrooms
  • North Pointe Park
    North Pointe Park and Playground
    0.33-acre park located on West Hercules Lane.  

    Amenities include:
    • Benches
    • Playground
    • Picnic table
    • Swing set
    • Trail (0.68 miles, concrete)
  • Owsley Park
    Owsley Park and Playground
    Owsley Park is a 0.5-acre, neighborhood park located at 2425 Stella St.

    Amenities include:
    • Playground
    • Benches
    • Drinking fountain
    • Picnic tables (5)
  • Quakertown Park
    32-acre, city park located behind Denton Civic CenterDenton Senior Center, and Civic Center Pool at 700 Oakland St.

    Amphitheater and stage
    • Playground
    • Benches (8)
    • Bridges (2)
    • Drinking fountain
    • Garden walk area (0.45 acres)
    • Grill
    • Picnic tables (42)
    • Restrooms
    • Security lighting
  • RC Airfield

    Located at 804 W. Windsor Dr. this is nestled inside of North Lakes Park. The parking lot is a shared lot with the North Lakes Dog Park. 

    A member club does use the air space, although all are welcome. 

  • South Lakes Park and Eureka Playground
    South Lakes PARK, PLAYGROUND, AND PAVILIONs
    187.29-acre, city park located at 556 Hobson Ln.

    Amenities include:
    • Eureka 2 Playground
    • Pavilions (4)
    • Picnic tables (78) and grills (12)
    • Restroom
    • Basketball court, tennis courts (2), and soccer goals
    • Benches (27)
    • Bridges (4)
    • Dog stations (3) 
    • Drinking fountains 
    • Lakes and Fishing piers
    • Sand volleyball court (reservations not required)
    • Trail (2.37 miles, concrete and trail 0.85 miles, soft surface)

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  • Spc. Ernest W. Dallas Jr. Veterans Memorial Park
    Memorial Park and Playground
    5-acre, neighborhood park located at 6100 Sun Ray Dr.

    Amenities include:
    • Playground with shade
    • Benches
    • Drinking fountains
    • Picnic tables
    • Swing set