Labor Day is just around the corner, so you’ll need to start making plans Luckily, you can find many exciting attractions and outdoor recreational areas to celebrate in the Plano, Texas, area.
Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve
The Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve is the largest park in Plano, expanding across 800-acres of land. Within the park, there are over eight miles of trails to explore either on foot or bike. Children will enjoy the playgrounds and playscapes along the trail. There are also drop points where you can enjoy kayaking or canoeing in the Oak Point lake. The large pavilion within the park is perfect for planning an upcoming Labor Day celebration of your own.
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
Spend Labor Day exploring the beauty of Plano at the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. This 200-acre park has both trails and off-road areas to enjoy. The playgrounds are perfect for younger children and older children will enjoy the available Wi-Fi within the park. A lot of wildlife has been spotted within the park, so always keep an eye out and keep your distance. Visit the observation tour lookout point to enjoy breathtaking views of the city of Plano.
Bob Woodruff Park North
The Bob Woodruff Park North might be smaller than nearby parks, but it is well manicured and perfect for families with smaller children. The baby swings mean your younger children can enjoy a fun day at the park too. You can also bring your bikes and enjoy a family day on the hiking and biking trails. You will also find a covered pavilion, fishing pier, sand volleyball court, and hard surface trails within the Bob Woodruff Park North.
This neighborhood park is a great place to spend your Labor Day weekend. Because it is a community park, you can expect to celebrate the day with your neighbors. Enjoy the on-site playground, basketball courts, and picnic pavilion. You can even rent the pavilion to host your own Labor Day event and grill a Texas-sized meal. Just make sure you rent it early because this park is popular among locals for its abundance of outdoor beauty and recreation.
The Texas Pool
Texas can get hot and what better way is there to cool off than with a Texas-shaped pool? Not only is the Texas Pool a great place to spend the day with family, but they are also hosting a Labor Day celebration. On Monday, September 2, 2019, from noon until 6 p.m. you can enjoy BBQ, swimming, and games. There will even be a cannonball contest. Tickets are just $10 per person or $30 for each family. Bring a donation for the foundation and you will be entered into a drawing for a Texas t-shirt.
You don’t have to brave the crowds or travel too far to enjoy Labor Day this year. There are many nearby parks and entertainment that will allow you and your family to celebrate in true Texas style.
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