Saturday, February 4, 2023

Southlake Featured Park: Bob Jones Park

It’s almost the weekend, and it’s time to get outside and explore a new park! This week’s featured community park is Bob Jones Park!

Bob Jones Park is on the northeast side of town alongside N. White Chapel Boulevard. What began as a series of purchases from an underdeveloped small-lot mobile home park eventually became the nearly 500 acres of Cross Timbers habitat nature lovers enjoy today. Bob Jones Park boasts 13 soccer fields, a six-acre pond and fishing pavilion, equestrian trails, a softball complex, a cricket pitch, a playground, public art, and Boo Boo’s Buddies Dog Park. In addition, Bob Jones Park connects to the Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve, the premier destination for nature exploration in Southlake.

Bob Jones Park is another shining example of Southlake’s dedication to world-class community parks. Combined with the Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve, this community investment truly has something for every interest. On any given day, you can see our local Dragons running the trails, nature- lovers exploring the preserve, or athletes perfecting their craft. Our beautiful bat-wing pavilion is the perfect backdrop for an afternoon of fishing and enjoying a family picnic.

Those who enjoy art and history can check out the beautiful and interactive Bob and Almeady Jones statue installed last October. Visit the Bob Jones Nature Center to learn more about the local family that gave this gorgeous park its name.

Community parks are crucial to promoting healthy, happy, and active residents. We are proud to have many incredible community parks like Bob Jones Park in Southlake.

Visit Bob Jones Park before the year ends and make it a New Year’s Resolution to get outside and explore Southlake’s world-class parks system!

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