Saturday, September 29, 2012

9/29/12 - Jewels and Gems

River Legacy Park, Arlington, Texas

For Nonni's 7th birthday, I wrote that we had discovered a jewel: Legacy River.  Well, it turns out that the section of the park I had discovered was just the game fields - with a few trails.  Earlier this week, we discovered the real Legacy River Park, just a mile or so further down the road.  Wow!  What a gem!

According to their website, it is a public park that opened in 1990 with just 376 acres and  has grown to become a 1,300-acre oasis along the Trinity River. Among many features, it boasts a 6-mile mountain bike trail, a canoe launch for a 2-8 mile trek down the river and a 12,000-square-foot nature center!

We barely got our toes wet (so to speak) in exploring the many, many trails.  The park is known as a forest floodplain park and is Arlington's segment of a visionary 75-mile greenbelt parkland from west Fort Worth through east Dallas.  The trees are incredible!

Here is a magnificent tree reaching for the sky...


And another interesting tree... going nowhere.


There are so many interesting things here.  I think this is a remnant of a bridge for a road that no longer exists.


There were primitive trails to explore...


And peaceful places to rest.


Nonni and Bentley didn't want to leave so I let them take one last look.  Don't worry babies.  We'll be back soon! 

 

4 comments:

  1. That is a real gem of a park. I love the look of the primitive trail. I would definitely want to explore that one

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    1. @ Ann - yep, definitely love the primite trails. I just didn't have snake proof shoes on. :)

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  2. so happy you found the Rest of The Park... this looks like an amazing place to find peace and joy with your pups. i love that interesting tree a lot.

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    1. @ Sandra - thank you. I will try to get you more "interesting" shots. They won't be MadSnapper quality but I'll sure have MadSnapper fun. :)

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