Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve

Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve

Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve
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DavidNCarolyn
Plano, TX124 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Good location to go walking with the grand kids. You can stay on the paved path or get out in the field or woods, depending on your preference since there are plenty of trails. There is a stream to explore a little and also play ground so enjoy the sites..
Written February 11, 2020
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Jeff R
Wylie, TX158 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
Enjoy riding bikes with our family at this park. You can literally ride into south Plano or all the way to Allen!
Written July 11, 2019
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4_Aussies_inOz
Sydney, Australia568 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Solo
I'm not sure what type of 'park' people expect to exist smack bang in the middle of suburbia, but this is a great place to visit and unplug!
I often come to jog on the trails or just sit under a tree and read a book. The vegetation is mixed: meadow, swamp, lake, wooded areas and the park links to several others trails and reserves in the surrounding area.
I believe the city has done a great job maintaining the area and providing ample free parking and amenities to residents. The main path is wide and well maintained, toilets are clean and actually flush, water fountains are available, park benches are scattered along the trail for those who need to rest or just take in nature. BBQ and covered seating areas are available near the Nature Retreat Centre.
The path is shaded at different times of the day, so come prepared with sunscreen, hat & water if you plan to explore in the heat!
The negative comments in previous reviews lead me to believe that some individuals haven't actually investigated the area properly, and perhaps need to go out in the middle of Texas if what they are looking for is a pristine/isolated/authentic experience. This reserve is as authentic as it's going to get, and residents are very lucky this parcel of land did not succumb to development! It looks as though some areas might be regenerating, which is also good management.
Yes, you can see houses - the park is in the middle of suburbia!
Yes, the main path is quite wide and made of concrete - i'm happy about that since i like to jog all year round and wish to avoid snake bite in summer. Also, being a multi-use path, it means i do not have to run in the grass, mud or a ditch when a cyclist comes speeding toward me from either direction. From a maintenance point of view, it is probably preferable.
Yes, there may be dog poop on the trails - this is evident across the country, in every neighbourhood. Until lazy, ill-educated dog owners become solely responsible for their pets this ugly problem will always exist.
The dirt trails to the south of Rowlett Creek are wonderful - i have run on all of them - they are looped and interconnecting and i rarely see anyone else on them. I access them from the parking area off E Spring Creek Pkwy. This is my favourite part of the park for sure!
Written May 25, 2017
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Pamster26
Plano, TX1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Solo
I would like to talk to the lady that said they checked the noise level and it was in acceptable levels. I would like for her to come to my house and listen to my front windows rattle, the pictures on my walls in the dining room and office are also rattling. Putting up a fence around protected areas is like spitting into the wind! Cars parked on park land bring with them all kinds of pollutants. I love music BUT, I don't think the animals that live in the park are happy. Most animals at the park sleep by day and hunt by night. The person(s) who came up with this idea should be FIRED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't have to visit or pay for the festival because I can hear it in my house.
Written May 3, 2014
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Huldah906
Plano, Texas97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Couples
Many visitors enter Oak Point through the main entrance off Los Rios Blvd. They enjoy the pavilion, lake, and trails there, but don't know about the trails south of Rowlett Creek. To really appreciate the preserve, experience both sides. For the easiest access to the trails on the south, use the Amphitheater entrance off Spring Creek Parkway just east of Jupiter Road. (Look for the LED sign.) Park in the large lot adjacent to the trailhead area which is tucked back in the trees. All of the natural surface trails are fun to walk. Some trails have exposed tree roots and fallen trees across them. Some run down into the creek bottom and could be a bit of a challenge. All of that just adds to the fun. My husband and I are in our late 60s and have no problem with any of the trails. As a frequent hiker there, I ask that you read the posted rules at the trailhead. No horses or bikes. Dogs on leads are allowed, but for the safety of your pet, don't let it off the leash. And of course, please don't litter.
Written February 19, 2015
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Steven W
Anchorage, AK155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Solo
I walk here every chance I get when I'm visiting Plano. I can get in a 1 to 8 mile walk on nice wide cement bike paths, which are nice when it's been raining because the mud off the trails is the stickiest stuff in the world. Watch out for poisonous snakes. Best time to visit is early summer, when all the flowers are in bloom, and the prairie grasses are swaying in the breeze. Great place to get away from the Alaska cold, snow, & dark.
Written January 5, 2013
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Christina P
Knoxville, TN234 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
This "park" is not really a traditional park. Pet friendly, you'll need to watch your step. There are signs posted to clean up after your animal, but very few actually do here.
It's more like a nicely laid out concrete walking trail that weaves in & out around a large pond, a few tree lines, and some open meadows. The massive housing developments around it are visible from some of the trail. There are a few very small foot paths leading into the wooded areas that take you no where.

This is my first nuetral review of s park. Usually parks are my favorite places to go, but this place was hugely over populated and not very woodsy or park-like.

There is a child's zip line adventure company located in this park also.

I wasn't impressed & don't think I'll go back.
Written May 3, 2017
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William M
282 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
With a large paved path and walking trails through the woods there are plenty of places to check out. Large picnic area and open fields for gathering. After walking almost 2 miles we barely brushed the surface with all the places to visit. Will have to go back again.
Written February 4, 2014
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G P
Plano, TX8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a hidden gem in Plano. I hesitate to report on it because I like the near solitude.

In the spring, with flowers bordering the wide walking/biking/skating sidewalk as the sun sets over the lake you'll sense God like nowhere else between here and Austin. And I'm an Atheist.

Moving away from the lake, the sidewalk's path crosses the stream multiple times as it alternates between prairie and woods. It eventually joins up with the older Bob Woodruff Park wide sidewalk that, predictably, leads to Bob Woodruff Park and its more populated playground and lake. This several mile trail passes horse fields and some wetland that protective duck mothers use as a nursery.

The hiking trails here wind through woods near a stream under a canopy of trees in many places. I have spent hours on these relatively lightly visited trails and have not yet explored it all.
Written January 8, 2012
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PlanoMark33
Little Elm, TX24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2011
If you’re looking for a great outdoor area to walk that makes you feel like you out in the middle of the woods yet your still in the city this is the location. Great walking trails and great fun can be had by the full family. Walked the trail last week for the first time and I was very impressed. Plano does it again!
Written May 20, 2011
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