Denton Parks, Lakes & Trails

Experience nature in Denton

If you are interested in outdoor adventures, Denton is home to some of the best parks, lakes, and trails in North Texas. On land, there are places to enjoy hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Enjoy being on the water? Kayaking, fishing, boating, and swimming are all possible here in Denton.

The Denton Parks and Recreation Department helps maintain several public parks around town, as well as two public pools (both indoor and outdoor facilities), three recreation centers with indoor gym facilities, and the Eureka 2 playground.

Texas Parks and Wildlife (TWPD) and Denton Parks and Rec offer Neighborhood Fishin' at the south pond in South Lakes Park. The Neighborhood Fishin' program offers a quality fishing experience to urban families who want to enjoy the outdoors in their own communities. TPWD works with local governments to stock neighborhood lakes with fish (like catfish and rainbow trout) that are fun and easy to catch. Click here for stocking details and a schedule. Click here for regulations, bag size, and limits.

Birding

Flock to Denton to experience year-round birding. Hundreds of migratory birds make their way through the state of Texas making this area a great place for the birding enthusiast.

Stargazing

The stars at night are big and bright in Denton, Texas. Denton is home to the Rafes Urban Astronomy Center, UNTs observatory site, which is open to the public for family-friendly Star Parties.