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White Rock Lake Park

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Neighborhood: East Dallas
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Address: 8300 E. Lawther Drive, Dallas, TX 75218
Phone Number: 972-622-7283
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Running, People-watching
Description: Surrounding the jewel of Dallas, 1,015-acre White Rock Lake, the park is a...
Surrounding the jewel of Dallas, 1,015-acre White Rock Lake, the park is a prime spot for running, hiking, birdwatching, fishing and people-watching.
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great for outdoors

love this park, there is always people around doing sports.. White Rock Park has a a great loop for walking, running ,biking or just to play with your dog. The views of the lake... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

love this park, there is always people around doing sports.. White Rock Park has a a great loop for walking, running ,biking or just to play with your dog. The views of the lake are nice and is always kept really clean . the house around the lake are dream houses . love to bike this lake..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I used to bike around this lake daily when we lived in Dallas. I miss it terribly. We drove around it to show my mom and kids where Mommy used to ride and to look at the beautiful scenery. Just gorgeous! And it was Bluebonnet season!

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Alexandria, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The White Rock Lake Park is essentially a park across the lake from the Dallas Botanical Museum. There is a path, frequented by walkers and runners, that goes the entire length around the lake.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The views of the lake are wonderful, super relaxing feeling although if you want to run or bicycle around is also well crowded, lots of room to park and even space to have a barbeque. All in all very lovely place to spend an afternoon

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We're new in Dallas so we searched for a place for recreation, having a run or just some food in the sun. We were at this Lake a few times, just for walking or having lunch. We like it because it's a good place to escape the city a bit.

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The 24 mile ride that takes you down White Rock Creek Trail, around White Rock Lake and back up the White Rock Creek Trail is the best bike ride in Dallas. The scenery is gorgeous. The paved path is well-maintained. The people watching is fun. But the break that I take at the top of the dam, about 13 miles... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

When the weather is nice in Dallas, this is THE place to enjoy the outdoors for FREE. It's almost a 10 mile hike all the way around the lake and you can enjoy it walking, jogging, skating or biking. Nicely paved and safe. Free parking, public water fountains, benches and restrooms along the trail, particularly on the east side of... More 

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

White Rock Lake Park is the system of small to medium park areas that surround Dallas' White Rock Lake, joined by the encircling hike and bike trail. Playground equipment commends some spots; peaceful views commend others. Picnic; walk or bike; fly a kite; kick around or pitch around a ball; play a bit of touch football or kick-the-can. This is... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Since at least the early 1920s, when our aunt took a ride on a speedboat with her beau, White Rock Lake has been a popular destination in the Northeast corner of Dallas. While speedboats are only occasionally seen these days during special events, sailboats, canoes and paddle boats abound daily. Walkers and bicyclists enjoy miles of improved pathways and bridges.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We only live about a mile from the lake, so I am here often. I am a birder, and it's a fabulous place to view birds. According to ebird.org, 275 species of birds have been seen and documented here. I also ride my bike all the way around the lake on the excellent paved trail. Highly recommend!

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