The City of Lewisville Parks and Recreation Department received a federal transportation grant through the Texas Department of Transportation and North Central Texas Council of Governments to design and construct a 4.2 mile trail and 3.6 mile shared use path along Garden Ridge Boulevard and South Valley Parkway to connect the Highland Village DCTA station with the Municipal Annex. The project will connect Highlands Park to Garden Ridge Boulevard via a 10-foot wide trail.
The City of Lewisville Parks and Recreation Department is committed to providing a variety of recreational opportunities to its citizens that are safe, enjoyable, and promote good health. One major aspect of that is the bicycle and walking trails for public use. Paths are designed for a mix of walkers, joggers and cyclists and offer routes from place to place around the parks and throughout the city. For information, you may call the department administration offices at 972.219.3550.
Please observe hike and bike trail etiquette when enjoying the trails:
- Be friendly and courteous
- Share the trail: ride, walk and run on the right; pass on the left
- Bicyclist yield to runners and walkers. Keep your bike under control and at a safe speed
- Alert other trail users when passing
- Leave no trace. Pick up your litter (and a few pieces left by others too)
- Dogs must be on a leash and under control. Pick up your pet's waste.
- *No pets allowed at LLELA.
The Thrive Nature Park will consists of a concrete perimeter trail and a soft surface interior trail. The park will also have wayfinding signage, picnic areas, outdoor classrooms, nature play areas and a birdblind. The Parks and Recreation Department is working with Texas Master Naturalists in Denton County to nurture the native flora and fauna in the nature park.
The 2018 Lewisville Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan serves as an update to the 2011 Lewisville Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Vision Plan which was developed to identify needs and provide guidance for the continued development of Lewisville's parks, recreation, and open space system. In general, communities in Texas update their park master plans every five years to reflect changing needs and trends and to remain eligible for park development grant opportunities. Additionally, since the 2011 plan was adopted, the City has gone through a strategic visioning process called Lewisville 2025 Vision Plan which defines what the City would like to look like in the year 2025. This master plan update incorporates key elements of the Lewisville 2025 plan related to parks, recreation, and open space.