River Legacy Park

River Legacy Park, Arlington: Address, Phone Number, River Legacy Park Reviews: 4.5/5

River Legacy Park
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Located on 1,300 acres next to the Trinity River in the heart of north Arlington. Hiking and biking trails, playground and picnic areas, as well as diverse flora and fauna.
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Jewels
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I have been running here for the last 10 years and I wouldn't have it any other way! Currently, it's mating season for coyotes so I suggest not going on the trails during sunrise or near sunset. Today I had a coyote follow my dog ( 45 lbs dog) and I for about 1/2 a mile till I ran up a side trail to Collins street. Rather creepy/uncomfortable experience but I learned my lesson!!
Written February 14, 2020
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Kyle S
Haltom City, TX172 contributions
Great park! I went this morning before it got too hot and hiked 15 miles of trails. Didn't get to all of them and will try to go back tomorrow to explore some more. Very level and paved trail. There are also unpaved trails if that is more to your liking. Fairly busy but enough time between people to also be alone at times. There is also a place to put in kayak or canoe in the river plus a BMX dirt bike trail that is really big. Everyone was nice that I met. There are bathrooms there, however, not a lot of them. It was very safe place. I would highly recommend and enjoyed being here. Have been in the Arlington area all week and falling in love with this town. Much of the trail is shaded which helps out with the Texas heat.
Written June 11, 2021
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JoInTexas
Rockwall, TX2,074 contributions
Family
On a nice sunny day last week, we took the four grandkids (6,6,4,3 in age) to play after school. The big playground near the park entrance is heaven for active kiddos. There are benches for adults to sit and watch all of the fun. We have been before and we will be back again.
Written January 29, 2020
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729TGE
Fredericksburg, TX153 contributions
Solo
I lived in Arlington for several years, and used to visit this park several times a week. It is fairly large, and has two main entrances: the southern (and main) entrance is near Green Oaks Blvd & Cooper St, and the eastern entrance is off of N Collins St (north of NE Green Oaks Blvd). The park contains playgrounds, large fields, BBQ pits, and a number of paved and unpaved trails that can be used for walking, running, or cycling. The main paved trail leads through the wooded areas alongside the Trinity River, and is a total of 14.0 miles in length. The park itself is very well maintained, and is always clean and well-taken care of. It is great for walking dogs (which must be on a leash at all times!) or simply enjoying nature. When the weather is nice, the park gets very packed, especially on the weekends. The best time to go is thus on weekday mornings, when only a select few people are around.

This park is a true gem in an otherwise never-ending sea of strip-malls and apartment complexes that we call Arlington.
Written September 13, 2014
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AlphaSiera
Texas268 contributions
Friends
This is a great park with a lot of outdoors options. One of the crown jewels of the City of Arlington, it consists of one of the most popular and extensive mountain bike trails covering over 11 miles deep in the wooden areas! Very well maintained and impressive trails for beginner and advanced levels. Multiple different levels of obstacles for bikers depending on their levels of comforts and interests to try out, simply outstanding!

There is also a paved trail for walking or biking that is in the less secluded areas of the park. The park provides options for just about everyone. Huge kids' play areas, multiple locations for different kinds of sports. Truly fascinating! A must visit place for a change or to simply enjoy the nature.
Written February 26, 2016
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Shawn O
Arlington, TX9 contributions
Friends
This park is wonderful and absolutely huge!! Its the biggest park I've ever been too...and I've been to a lot! It has dozens of trails, both paved and winding unpaved for biking, running, walking or just casual strolling. Its beautifully maintained and very lush with trees and vegetation. The park has two or three huge covered party pavilions and many picnic tables. It also has fields and playgrounds...and a nice big bathroom near the playground. We love coming here and walking and enjoying nature!
Written May 7, 2019
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matthO5835PI
Arlington, TX46 contributions
Solo
This is a great place to ride. There is usually some sort of wildlife to be seen. The park is sizable and there are always a lot of people there.
Written January 16, 2019
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Grahamcracker
Fort Worth, TX95 contributions
Family
Lots of open areas for ball play, frisbee, or picnics. The treehouse playground equipment is fun for the kids. We love going for walks on the many trails. We also really enjoy the Museum of Nature and Science. Every Friday at 4 or 4:15 p.m., they feed the ratsnake a dead mouse. Kids love it! The museum frequently offers free guided tours but you have to register. They also have free environmentally-conscious festivals. And they offer moonlight canoe rides! They're not free. We have yet to do one of these because spots fill up fast and I always wait to see how the weather will be. They also have a weekend-long Halloween festival every year with LOTS to do.
Written April 10, 2018
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Karen C
Arlington, TX10 contributions
Friends
Biking through River Legacy is my favorite summer getaway due to extensive shade trees along the Trinity River. There are seven paved miles secluded through nature, and many other miles of paved trails near playgrounds and roads. Also, there are mountain bike trails winding through the trees, unpaved, for the more adventurous biker. Whether you walk, run, hike or bike, you are treated to an oasis of vegetation, wildlife and serenity. It's even possible to go between two parks with minimal exposure to traffic. The wildlife I've seen are bobcats, birds, a skunk family, armadillos, snakes, turtles, and coyotes, and you always feel safe. It's as if the animals are used to existing near humans.
Written September 12, 2016
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Eric H
22 contributions
Solo
Great place to roller blade bike and walk dogs. Great bike trails along river setting. Very busy on weekends
Written June 18, 2016
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