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Outdoor Life

From Urban to the Great Outdoors in a matter of minutes! Depending on your type of diversion, Garland offers 29,000 acres of peace, tranquility and recreational options. You just pick the scene and the action.

Garland is a great outdoor option with plenty of social distancing activity opportunities. Choose from countless parks, three championship golf courses, or hiking and mountain bike trails. Or choose lake life where activities include fishing, boating, sailing, water skiing, and windsurfing fun on Lake Ray Hubbard.

We encourage nature seekers to visit and enjoy sun rays from plenty of outdoor spaces that speak fun!

Fishing For Family Fun In Garland

March 30, 2021

Saturdays are great days to learn to fish in Garland. A recent Teach a Child to Fish Day event co-sponsored by Visit Garland TX was a homecoming for organizer Albert Talafuse, CEO of Pond Hopper Nation, who grew up in Dallas. Entire families were on the docks alongside the Garland Bass Pro Shops as many children learned to cast a line for the first time. Read More...

Garland's Got Outdoors

June 2020

“We have reached our cruising altitude. You are free to move about the cabin.”

A flight attendant’s next words would remind passengers to remain seated with their seatbelts fastened unless they really need to use the facilities. The crew knows their charges are safely buckled up; they also know that “when you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go.” Read More...



Parks & Trails Garland has 63 parks and 15 trails, with more than 2,250 total acres that include a disc golf course, off-road biking trail, walking trails and beautiful parks that hug the Lake Ray Hubbard shoreline.
Firewheel Golf Course - Whether you're an avid golfer ready to play a round or a novice player looking to hit a bucket of balls, you'll experience a day you won't forget at Firewheel Golf Park. The 63 holes of championship-caliber golf include three regulation courses in designs that both challenge and delight.
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