10 Labor Day Staycation Ideas from Arlington Parks
By Arlington Parks and Recreation
Posted on August 27, 2020, August 27, 2020

Lifeguard watching a little girl on a slide

With travel limited by either government restrictions or the need to social distance, it’s time to embrace the staycation. Arlington Parks shares 10 ways to explore and enjoy Arlington safely this Labor Day Holiday!

  1. Enjoy a swim day at Randol Mill or Bad Königshofen Family Aquatic Centers! 12-2 PM or 2:30-4:30 PM

    Reservations can be made online here for 25% off! Just a reminder, Arlington Aquatics is still operating by two-hour reservations with a mandatory 30-minute sanitation shutdown in between each time slot. The cost is $6 per person regardless of height and infants 12 months and under are free.
  2. Family Footgolf at Meadowbrook Park Golf Course

    FootGolf is a hybrid sport that combines soccer and golf. FootGolf closely follows the rules of golf, but the game is played with a soccer ball. Click here to learn more or call the Meadowbrook Park Golf Course at (817) 275-0221.
  3. Fossil Hunt at Crystal Canyon Natural Area

    The 40-acre eco-preserve has educational signs posted frequently on the trail to help visitors identify different plant and animals. A trailhead complete with fossil-and-crystal-finding opportunities and information also makes this park unique.
  4. Picnic at your local Park

    Pack your favorite meal and head over to a local park for an outdoor picnic. Use our Park Finder to discover parks nearby.
  5. Splashtime at a Splash Pad

    Splash into family fun at one of our three different splash pads. Each location includes different water features from spraying palm trees to ground jets.

    Splash pads are located at:
    Don Misenhimer Park, 201 E Lonesome Dove Trail, 76002
    Brantley Hinshaw Park, 2121 Overbrook Drive, 76014
    California Lane Park, 2001 California Lane, 76015
  6. Bike through River Legacy

    Put some miles in by cycling through the crown jewel of Arlington's park system. The trail within the park is an 8-mile concrete paved route that connects to unpaved mountain biking trails of various difficulty levels. Take a ride through this urban oasis for a glimpse of the ample wildlife and expansive forestry.
  7. Kayak at Lake Arlington

    Glide across the sparkling waters at Lake Arlington to soak in breath-taking views. Kayak Rentals are available Labor Day from 9 AM – 12 PM. They are rented on a first come, first served basis and age restrictions may apply.Single Kayak $15/hour, Tandem $20/hour. For more information, call 817-459-6231.
  8. Disc Golf at Veterans Park

    The natural elements of Veterans Park provide a beautiful backdrop for the only 18-hole disc golf course in Arlington. It' s free to play disc golf at Veterans Park however players must bring their own supplies. Arlington Disc Golf Association has a digital course map available.
  9. Escape in Nature at Southwest Nature Preserve

    Undisturbed by man-made influence, the preserve’s land is a picturesque 58 acres with dramatic views, a Cross Timbers ecosystem, diverse wildlife and three ponds for catch-and-release fishing.
  10. Tee it up with Arlington Golf

    Arlington Golf offers fabulous golf at four distinctly different courses to players of every level of experience. Whether you are a beginner or the most seasoned player, you will enjoy an unforgettable experience at each of our fine locations. Find out more!
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