If you’re looking for places to have fun in nature in Coppell, you’ll find plenty of spots to enjoy. This city offers an array of parks, nature trails, and more ready to keep the entire family entertained while you explore the great outdoors. Whether you’re looking for picnic tables for a family outing or trails for a hike, walk, or bike ride, you’ll find the ideal park in Coppell. Parks are open from a half-hour before sunrise to a half-hour after sunset.
Here at Crème de la Crème of Coppell, we know how important outdoor time is for kids. That’s why we’ve put together this list of awesome parks you can explore! Read on to find your new favorite local park.
Coppell Nature Park
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345 Freeport Parkway
Coppell Nature Park offers ample opportunities for nature lovers to explore the great outdoors. You’ll find the 66-acre area (including Wagon Wheel Park) on Coppell’s west side. The Nature Park offers a natural habitat for a variety of animals, including:
But that’s not all. Over 130 species of birds migrate through this park every year. There’s also an abundance of native vegetation that grows here. And with more than 5 miles of trails for you to explore, it offers endless fun for the whole family to enjoy.
Coppell Nature Park also includes the Biodiversity Education Center. This center offers hands-on environmental education programs where participants can learn about local flora and fauna as well as environmental sustainability issues. Schools and the wider community can take part in these programs that help foster a deeper connection to the environment through nature.
There’s something for everyone at this park. You’ll find multiple trails looping through the woods with benches if you want to stop and rest as well as trees labeled with information. Bird and bat houses abound, and bird-watching areas make spotting your favorite species fun.
Andy Brown Park
Andy Brown Park is Coppell’s largest park. It had a $25 million upgrade in recent years. You’ll find so much to do in this park, which includes a large lake, tons of wide-open space, and picnic structures. The park system consists of:
- Andrew Brown Park East (260 E. Parkway Boulevard).
- Andrew Brown Park West (363 N. Denton Tap Road).
- Andrew Brown Park Central (364 N. Denton Tap Road).
Andy Brown Park East is the biggest of the group, stretching across 118 acres. The West and Central parks come in at 52 and 8 acres, respectively.
No matter which outdoor activities interest you, you can visit Andy Brown Park East and you’re sure to have fun. It’s the perfect place for outdoor exercise, including running and walking. The park offers a walking and jogging trail that works well for beginners while still providing plenty of variation as it loops throughout the park. The park is kid-friendly, as well.
You can play Frisbee, soccer, or sand volleyball, or take in the interesting wildlife while enjoying time outside. With a paved trail circling the park and extending past the park borders, you’ll have tons of opportunities for long walks. You’ll find multiple ponds, some offering fishing, to enjoy, too.
700 S. Coppell Road
This gem of a park has everything. A hiking area boasts trails and lots of trees, and there’s also a paved bike trail and a great play area with water features for kids.
Whether you’re headed out for a family outing or looking for a great place to walk your dog, you can count on this expansive park. From shady areas that offer a good place to rest and relax to level and flat areas for hiking, Heritage Park brings you another awesome outdoor area in Coppell.
Waggin’ Tails Park
400 S. MacArthur Boulevard
Searching for a dog park? Coppell has that, too! Waggin’ Tails Park provides a great opportunity for pets to play around outdoors. They feature areas for both large and small dogs, so your pet is sure to have fun with other Coppell dogs.
400 S. MacArthur Boulevard
You’ll also find the bigger MacArthur Park right next door to Waggin’ Tails. MacArthur Park is a 17-acre park that also features a variety of outdoor activities. In addition to a shaded playground and multiple baseball fields, the park boasts picnic areas perfect for any outdoor occasion. This well-maintained, clean park draws in lots of families.
553 Anderson Avenue
This park spans more than 7 acres. You’ll find great places for kids to play as well as picnic tables and trash cans if you’re looking to have an outdoor gathering with friends and family. If you’re searching for a place for a hike or walk, you’ll also find a nature trail beyond the fences of the park.
Duck Pond Park
400 E. Bethel School Road
As the name suggests, this Coppell park is home to plenty of wild geese and ducks. Head out to the modest-sized park of 5 acres when you need a break from the bustle of daily life. You’ll find a trail right beside the duck pond if you want to go for a leisurely stroll with the kids. The park also includes benches scattered along the trail when it’s time to sit down and relax. One end of the trail features a playground, while the other has shaded picnic tables.
1401 Glade Point Drive
Though it’s small, Riverchase Park provides a fun place for the kids to enjoy the outdoors. The simple facilities create a welcoming environment.
Moore Road Park
600 N. Moore Road
This 30-acre park features wide sidewalks for easy walks and open spaces to enjoy. You’ll also find pavilions and grassy areas here. With multiple entrances and parking lots to choose from, you’ll have easy access to this park. Moore Road park also includes multiple ponds and open, spacious areas as well as paths for walking and bike riding.