600 Medal of Honor Blvd
Gainesville, TX 76240
Phone: (940) 665-8800
Fax: (940) 665-8709
Lake Texoma, primarily formed by Denison Dam over the Red River, spans along 726 miles (1168 kilometers). The tiny islands dotting the lake are a scenic natural touch and accessible via water transportation. It offers an array of recreational facilities including 26 resorts, 12 marinas, hundreds of campgrounds, two state parks, two wildlife refuges and exquisite golf courses. Amenities and adventure sports like water-skiing, boating and wind surfing are very popular. The lake provides ample services and conveniences to the public and is a great getaway destination.
A Circle of Excellence Award-winner, the Oakmont Country Club is located in Corinth, about 30 miles from Dallas. A popular venue for golf events like the American Junior Golf Association Boys' Championship, the club offers a variety of recreational options. Apart from an Olympic size swimming pool, restaurant, tennis courts and a top class golf course. The club also organizes special events for its members. Year-round golf tournaments keep golf-lovers happy. Check the website for events at this renowned spot.
Covering a vast area of 29,000 acres (11735.9 hectares), Lake Lewisville is an artificially engineered lake in Denton County. Located just 4.7 miles (7.56 kilometers) from Downtown Lewisville, the lake's shoreline 233 miles (374.97 kilometers) it forms one of the greatest lakes in Texas. The recreational spot offers a wide range of activities such as boating, swimming, fishing, camping, skiing, hiking and lots more. All in all, it's a nice place to catch some sun with your friends and family.
The Colony Five Star Complex boasts of over five soccer and baseball fields, and other open spaces that can be used for numerous outdoor activities. The facility adorns a beautiful architecture and stonework decor. In addition, The Colony Five Star Complex falls in close proximity of the Hawaiian Falls Water Park, The Colony Aquatic Park, Stewarts Creek Park and other local attractions. You can also reserve their facility for private tournaments. The complex truly provides a profound recreational experience.
This stadium defies the conventional norms of stadium design. Walk in to this gray structure to discover a number of buildings instead of a single grandstand. Each of these buildings offer private luxury boxes on the second floor while the concession stands are located on the ground floor. The seating arrangements are excellent and offer a good view to catch the action
The Ice is a great venue for a birthday party, a broomball or ice hockey game, individual lessons, and skating competitions throughout the year. Admission, and skate rentals are very reasonably priced, and there are public skating hours every day of the week. Call ahead for varying dates.
Since 1997, this huge stadium with an oval track 1.5 miles in circumference and more than 150,000 seats in the Grandstand alone has provided racing lovers with all the thrills they could hope for. This is the second largest racing venue in the United States, behind the Indianapolis 500 Speedway. Events at Texas Motor Speedway include major NASCAR races, car shows and the Thursday Night Stampede, a weekly showcase of local racers. Speedway World offers souvenirs as well as tours of the speedway. The cafeteria is open on racing nights, and the onsite camping grounds can accommodate 6,000 people.
Ridgeview Ranch Golf Course is an exclusive golf course in Plano. The golf club organizes golf tutorials and tournaments too.
Your family will enjoy the great outdoors at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. It provides a tranquil place to escape the hectic city life for an afternoon. You will find untainted woods, meadows, a collection of native Texas trees, and a habitat for birds, fish, and wildlife. This preserve is connected through a series of bridges and ramps leading to a covered pavilion. You will find climbing structures and slides, plus a torpedo-shaped track ride, and a wonderful fake rock to climb.
The Edge at Allen Station Park features facilities for thrill-seeking sports enthusiasts. Here, you'll find the largest skate park in Texas, which blows the competition out of the water at 37,915 square feet (3522 square meters). You'll also be able to hone your skills at the BMX track. This facility provides a lot of opportunities for fun, but be sure to bring a helmet and other safety equipment.
Grapevine Lake spans 7,400 acres and is perfect for boating, water skiing, windsurfing, fishing and swimming. Twelve parks and four marinas surround the complex with its 150 miles of tree-lined shores. The park system provides areas for various sports, as well as playgrounds and fields for all kinds of activities. In addition, there are campgrounds, picnic areas, and hiking and biking trails. Pavilions are also available for group activities. A visitors center is located off Highway 26/121 near the dam.
Take a trip back in time on this steam engine built in 1896. The round-trip train ride lasts around five hours with two stops in Fort Worth at Eighth Street and the Stockyards. The fully-stocked bar includes a few snacks to satisfy your hunger on this great turn-of-the-century adventure. All ages are delighted by this unique way of touring Tarrant County. This is a great place for children to celebrate a birthday or special event.