5 Arlington Walking Trails to Try for National Take a Walk in the Park Day
By Arlington Parks & Recreation
Posted on March 30, 2021, March 30, 2021

Park with green grass and small body of water

National Take a Walk in the Park Day on March 30, 2021 encourages everyone to stretch their legs on their favorite local walking trail! Check out these five Arlington Parks with ample walking space for your next outdoor adventure.

1. Julia Burgen Park – 1 mile 

This park is on the smaller side, making it ideal for anyone wanting to start small by walking a mile before working their way up in distance. This park is filled with lush greenery and serves as a perfect escape for those near the UTA campus.

2. Richard Greene & Dr. Robert Cluck Linear Parks – 2.92 miles

These connected parks have wide-open areas for walking and plenty of local wildlife, such as ducks and turtles that make their home in Johnson Creek and the adjacent pond. If you have an appreciation for unique art, these parks feature fascinating sculptures throughout. You’ll also enjoy views of remarkable architecture in Arlington’s Entertainment District, such as AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Park.

3. Village Creek Historical Area – 5.6 miles

Serene nature is tucked away in Village Creek with plenty of birds, insects, and other wildlife to spot on your nature walk. If you go for a night stroll, be ready to see rabbits and armadillos! This area has abundant shade with a variety of trees and plants to appreciate along the way.

4. River Legacy Park – 7+ miles

This park’s ecological diversity of bottomland forest, wetlands, and prairie provides abundant habitat for countless birds, fish, mammals and native plants. There are gorgeous wildflowers blooming throughout the park all spring, along with all kinds of wildlife, including butterflies, armadillos, bobcats, and more! Take a quiet walk on one of the many trails to see if these critters will come out and greet you.

5. Fish Creek Linear Park – 3.78 miles

This secret gem is the type of park you’ll want to keep to yourself because it’s so peaceful and rarely crowded. The trails here are wide enough to accommodate multiple walkers and cyclists, so bring a walking buddy and enjoy the fresh air at this South Arlington park!

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