Flower Mound, Texas is situated on the northern edge of Grapevine Lake, an 8,000-acre (3237.5-hectare) reservoir, home to some of the most enjoyable outdoor activities in the area. It is a popular area for fishing, recreational boating, camping and hiking. Flower Mound was named for a 12.5-acre (5.1-hectare) hill, approximately 50 feet (15.2 meters) in height and often simply referred to as “The Mound”.
The Mound is part of the Texas blackland prairies and is typically covered by big bluestem, little bluestem, and Indian grasses. During blooming season, dozens of varieties of flowers grow on its slopes. In response to environmental and traffic congestion concerns, the first of a system of recreational bike paths was added around the town in 1989. Today, the town maintains 33 miles (53.1 kilometers) of paved hiking and bicycling paths and 9 miles (14.5 kilometers) of equestrian trails. In addition, there are several municipal parks in Flower Mound and the surrounding area.
1. Stone Creek Park
Stone Creek Park gets its name from a small, trickling creek, which makes it way over a series of boulders. It is a favorite retreat for anyone wanting to unwind, as it is beautifully landscaped and serene. There are large trees, small waterfalls, gazebos and bridges. There are also well maintained jogging, walking and biking trails and playground equipment for children. Animals are welcome and bags are provided for owners. The park is located near residential neighborhoods, yet is a place to escape and enjoy quiet time in a natural setting.
Stone Creek Park
Address: 1400 Fuqua Dr, Flower Mound, TX 75028
Website: Stone Creek Park
2. Heritage Park
Heritage Park is a neighborhood park with a playground, covered picnic pavilion, pond, playground and multi-use trails. Free concerts in the park are held every Friday in May, that feature family-friendly, live music. In 2017, the Town Council approved a 1.8 million USD construction project, that will include a splash pad, 25 additional parking spaces, lighting in the parking lot, a restroom and pavilion at the southeast corner of the park, as well as landscaping, irrigation, and 95 feet (29 meters) of additional trails. Eventually, 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) of trails, a scenic overlook, wildflowers, a plaza with an arbor, a kiosk, and sculptures, will be added.
Address: 600 Spinks Rd, Flower Mound, TX 75028
Opening Hours Sunday-Friday, from 8:00 am-5:00 pm, closed Saturday
Website: Heritage Park
3. Twin Coves Park
Twin Coves Park is located on a 243-acre (98.3-hectare) site, on the north shore of Lake Grapevine. The park has a boat ramp, multi-use trails, fishing and camping with cabins, RV sites, and primitive camping options, to meet every need. The protected coves around the park make for a nice paddling destination for kayaks, canoes and paddle boards.
The Northshore Trail, which is over 22 miles (35.4 kilometers) long, runs along Lake Grapevine and is one of the four trailheads in the park. If you are an angler, there are plenty of places to fish, along the shoreline, and there is also a small fishing dock. Most of the park is covered with trees, but there is a nice spot near the lake, west of the boat ramp, that is perfect for flying kites.
Twin Coves Park
Address: 5001 Wichita Trail, Flower Mound, TX 75022
Opening Hours Monday-Saturday, from 7:00 am-8:45 pm, closed Sunday
Website: Twin Coves Park
4. CAC Waterpark
The CAC Outdoor Waterpark opens for the TOMORROW at 11:00am! For a full summer schedule of the Outdoor Waterpark hours visit www.flower-mound.com/aquatics. It's going to be a great summer!Posted by Flower Mound Parks and Recreation on Friday, 23 May 2014
The CAC Waterpark is a large, community aquatic park, that has both indoor and outdoor facilities. The outdoor waterpark is open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend and the indoor pool is open year round. The outdoor park features a wide range of water activities, such as water slides, a dumping bucket, lazy river, vortex, water play structures, and a zero-depth activity pool, with three toddler slides.
There is shade available and a concession stand with a full menu. The park also has an indoor gymnasium, where volleyball, badminton, basketball and pickleball games are played.
Address: 1200 Gerault Rd, Flower Mound, TX 75028
Opening Hours Monday-Thursday, from 5:00 am-10:00 pm; Friday 5:00 am-9:00 pm; Saturday 7:00 am-7:00 pm; Sunday 1:00 am-8:00 pm
Website: CAC Waterpark
5. Historic Downtown Grapevine
Founded in 1844, Grapevine is the oldest community in Tarrant County. In 1888, when the Cotton Belt Railroad came to Grapevine, businesses flourished and the wooden buildings on Main Street were replaced with new structures, constructed of locally-made brick. At least 80 percent of the commercial buildings in Grapevine today date from that period.
In 1907, Grapevine was incorporated as a city and today Grapevine boasts a population of nearly 50,000 people. The heart of Grapevine is the beautifully preserved, historic Main Street, which is lined with more than 80-locally owned restaurants, boutiques, jewelry stores, winery tasting rooms and art galleries. Grapevine, as a whole, boasts more than 200 restaurants, 7 winery tasting rooms, and more than 20 hotels.
You can take a ride on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad and learn more about the history of Grapevine at Nash Farm. There are also yearly festivals and planned events.
Historic Downtown Grapevine
Address: Visitor Center 636 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051
Website: Historic Downtown Grapevine
6. Green Acres Farm Memorial Park
Green Acres Farm Memorial Park is located in a rural area of Flower Mound, near Lake Grapevine. The park was previously the site of a larger farm, owned by Larry and Agnes Davis and contains some of the farm’s original facilities. The park has gently rolling terrain and large shade trees, scattered throughout the property. There are hiking and jogging trails, picnic tables, a butterfly garden, and a wildflower area.
Green Acres Farm Memorial Park
Address: 4400 Hide-a-way Lane, Flower Mound, Texas
Website: Green Acres Farm Memorial Park
7. Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch
This pumpkin patch offers much more than just picking out a few pumpkins. They also offer a variety of activities for kids, such as hayrides, a hay maze, face painting, and bounce houses. Best of all, all the activities are free. There are dozens of wooden cutouts and bale structures that make for great family pictures, so don’t forget to bring your camera.
They have drinks and refreshments for purchase on site, but you can bring your own food and picnic tables are provided for individual use. Groups can reserve tables for a fee. On Saturdays and Sundays, local food vendors have food available for purchase, such as barbecue, corn dogs and kettle corn. Admission is free, parking is 5-10 USD.
Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch
Address: 5100 Cross Timbers Rd, Flower Mound, TX 75028
Opening Hours Daily, from 9:00 am-7:00 pm, from October 1st-31st
Website: Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch
Something for everyone in Flower Mound
Flower Mound may be a small town, but there is a wealth of options when it comes to choosing where to go and what to do. The town has many municipal parks, that offer quiet areas for contemplation among trees, creeks, waterfalls, and multi-use trails. It also has an extensive system of multi-use trails throughout the town. Since Flower Mound is near Grapevine Lake, there are many recreational activities available there, as well. Kayaking, paddleboarding, canoeing, fishing, camping, and hiking, are all within a short drive from town.
If you’re into water sports of a different kind, CAC Waterpark has thrills for every age and level of excitement. Take a trip back in time and visit downtown Grapevine, with its historic main street, lined with shops, restaurants, winery tasting rooms, and galleries. You won’t be at a loss for something to do in Flower Mound.