Best places to pack a picnic in Dallas South

As long as the weather’s good, a picnic is always a grand idea! It’s almost as if you can transform any serene environment  into a temporary café on a blanket. Across Dallas South, there are endless spaces that invite a picnic, from local parks to hiking trails and so many other picnic friendly attractions. Which is why we’re helping you narrow things down by finding the absolute best places to pack a picnic, explore, and settle down and relax for an hour or two. Enjoy!

𝗧𝗲𝘅𝗮𝘀 𝗕𝘂𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘆𝗲 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗹

Imagine relaxing on a blanket with all your favorite snacks and great company in the midst of Texas’s famous Buckeye trees and a nice view of the meandering river. Now you don’t have to imagine, the Texas Buckeye Trail has all this and then some! Though this trail is most popular for its fascinating hiking privileges, the neighborhood citizens have built a beautiful  picnic pavilion at the trailhead where you can relax and check out the view before or after your hike. 

𝗗𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀: 542 E. Jefferson Blvd. Dallas, Texas 75203

𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 214-670-1923

𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀: Mondays-Fridays 7:30am-4:30pm 

𝗧𝘂𝗿𝘁𝗹𝗲 C𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗸 P𝗮𝗿𝗸

This historic treasure is an oasis of nature and an absolute must see for a picturesque picnic! With its beautiful green trees and lining creek, you’ve got a great mix of water nature, and an amazing view that is sure to be the highlight of your time there! 

𝗗𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀: 3333 Turtle Creek Blvd, Dallas, TX 75219

𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 214-520-0977

𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀: Daily 5am-11pm

𝗟𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗳 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗸

How about a memorable picnic party in “the Southwest’s Greatest Playground!” 

Located in the Lake Cliff Historic District, This 45-acre park is built around a sunken lake that forms the core of the naturalistic landscape. It’s surrounded by bald cypress, eastern red cedar, pecans, and cottonwoods that are absolutely breathtaking. Yes, there’s a lake, and it reflects the downtown Dallas skyline to the northeast that creates a scenic view that will have you in awe of its beauty!

𝗗𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀: 300 E Colorado Blvd, Dallas, TX 75201

𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 214-670-4100

𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀: Daily 6am-11pm

𝗖𝗲𝗱𝗮𝗿 R𝗶𝗱𝗴𝗲 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗲

The 603-acres Cedar Ridge Preserve on Mountain Creek Parkway in southwest Dallas County is perfect for packing a picnic in a relaxing atmosphere. This area has a remarkably diverse terrain, almost like a slice of Hill Country in the Dallas area. It hosts a wide variety of trees, plants, birds and wildlife, and represents a vital area that also features nine miles of walking trails, and is open to visitors on Tuesday to Sunday, year-round. It’s a place you can connect with both your partner and nature in a personal way.

𝗗𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀: 7171 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75249

𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 972-709-7784

𝗠𝗼𝗰𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗯𝗶𝗿𝗱 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗸

Cheerful butterflies dance in this garden filled with orange roses, lavender carnations, and bells of Ireland. Mockingbird Nature Park, otherwise known as Butterfly Garden, is a 62-acre park that showcases Midlothian’s natural surroundings. It includes a hiking trail that winds past the butterfly garden, a pond, native grass area and boxes for nesting bluebirds.  

𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬: Mockingbird Lane, 1361 Onward Rd, Midlothian, TX 76065

𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 972-775-7777

𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀: Daily 8am-5pm

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