Thursday, February 22, 2024

Embrace the Outdoors: Experience Southlake This Memorial Day

As Memorial Day weekend approaches, it’s the perfect time to welcome summer and honor the memory of our fallen heroes.

This year, why not make the most of the extended weekend by immersing yourself in nature and enjoying the great outdoors at your Southlake public parks? From outdoor adventures to peaceful relaxation, here are some world-class activities to schedule for your Memorial Day weekend.

Enjoy the MasterWorks Concert Series
Start your weekend right this Memorial Day by heading to Rustin and Family Park for a free public concert on Friday, May 26 at 7:00 PM! Come out and enjoy a performance by Satellite, a modern, high-energy party band, as they perform the hottest party hits from the 70s to current Top 40 songs. Spread your blanket on the lush green grass in Southlake Town Square, sway to the music, and immerse yourself in the crowd’s energy. The Masterworks Concert Series is perfect for sharing joy, connecting with others, and creating life-long memories.

Picnic at the Park
Gather your loved ones and embark on a delightful picnic in the scenic surroundings of Bob Jones Fishing Pier, the Playground at Bicentennial Park, or at Liberty Park at Sheltonwood. Pack a smorgasbord of delectable treats, refreshing beverages, and classic American favorites like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! Set up a cozy blanket, enjoy the warm sunshine, and indulge in good food and great company over the long weekend. Reserve a pavilion today!

Hiking and Nature Trails
Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life by exploring the nature trails and hiking paths at the Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve. Lace up your hiking boots, grab a water bottle, and venture into the Cross Timbers ecosystem to witness the beauty of our local flora and fauna firsthand. Breathe in the fresh air, admire breathtaking views, and immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature. Remember to choose trails suitable for your fitness level and bring a camera to capture our animal neighbors. Share your pictures on our Instagram @bjncp_southlake!

Reflect with Public Art
While a long weekend is always appreciated, Memorial Day weekend is about honoring those who have passed while serving our country. Spend a moment of quiet contemplation at the Liberty Gardens in Bicentennial Park while admiring the newest piece in our Public Art Collection. “Remembrance and Renewal” by Mark and Diane Weisbeck. While this piece is specifically dedicated to those lost during the 9/11 attacks, its presence in the Liberty Gardens invites everyone to honor those who sacrificed for our freedoms.

This Memorial Day weekend, reconnect with nature, honor the spirit of remembrance, and revel in the beauty of our Southlake public parks!

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