Bert Fields Park
You are more likely to spot red-bellied woodpeckers than humans at this 59-acre park located along White Rock Creek. 14200 Hughes Ln.
Kidd Springs Park
Numerous Japanese sculptures, remnants of what was once a real Japanese garden, rest against trees or stand in the sun. And the plants are a haven for butterflies in the summer. 711 W. Canty St.
Bachman Creek Greenbelt
Cutting through the tiny Bluffview neighborhood between West Lovers Lane and Love Field, Bachman Creek is an urban fly-fisher’s dream. This is a good place to explore it. 3900 Shorecrest Dr.
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
Just west of Dallas North Tollway you’ll find 200 acres of park filled with critters of all kinds. Hike, bike, fish, or photograph the huge fields of wildflowers. 6701 W. Parker Rd., Plano