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Great Outdoors

From Urban to the Great Outdoors in a matter of minutes! If you are seeking to connect to nature, we have some great options in Garland. Just choose the scene and the action that will bring you the most joy out of our 29,000 acres of peace, tranquility, and recreation.

Located next door to Dallas, Garland is a great outdoor option with plenty of social distancing activity opportunities. Choose from three championship golf courses, countless parks, 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!


Audubon Park
It's winding, picturesque trail along Duck Creek is perfect for mix-use activity and links to a network of Garland trails. This park offers opportunities to hike, bike, run, play soccer, softball, cricket or disk golf. Don't miss the large Surf & Swim - a wave pool style aquatic facility
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Duck Creek Greenbelt
Boasting a 5.7-mile concrete trail along the banks of Duck Creek, this park includes softball and cricket fields.
Firewheel Golf Park
Firewheel Golf Park offers a fun and challenging golfing experience with three regulation courses on 600 scenic acres of rolling hills, winding streams and mature trees. Featuring the Bridges, Lakes and Old courses with 63 holes, the beautiful topography provides championship caliber golf for all golfers to enjoy.
Lake Ray Hubbard
One of the largest recreational lakes in Texas sits in Garland’s backyard. Lake Ray Hubbard spans 21,000 acres and is ideal for aquatic sports as well as sunbathing on the shoreline.
Rowlett Creek Preserve
Hikers and off-road bikers can find adventure on 16 miles of multi-use trails.
Spring Creek Preserve
Escape to the largely untouched flora and fauna in a this park which is home to a relic forest of 100-300 year old Chinquapin, Bur, and Shumard oaks and over 650 species of plants and animals.
Public Art Walking Tour
Explore Garland's public art collection through a self-guided tour.
Downtown Garland
Browse through specialty shops and sample locally owned eateries in the heart of Garland's cultural community.
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