Grapevine Lake parks
Meadowmere Park: A 200-acre recreational park with primitive camping, kayak and paddle boat rentals, swim beach area, play area, picnic stations, a group rental pavilion, two boat ramps and a birding area. Fee is $5 per car or $1 per person on bike or walking.
Lakeview Park: A 147-acre park with picnic stations, play equipment and two boat ramps.
Horseshoe Trails Park: A 214-acre park. The C. Shane Wilbanks Trail is located in this park with more than five miles in off-road bike trails.
McPherson Slough: A 53-acre park with a boat ramp, picnic stations, a trail head to Horseshoe Trails and access to private boat houses.
Oak Grove Park: A 119-acre park with three lighted regulation softball fields, nine lighted regulation youth baseball/softball fields, picnic areas, four concession stands, a group pavilion, practice fields, playground equipment and boat ramps. The C. Shane Wilbanks Trail begins in this park and extends west for three miles.
Sand Bass Point: A 49-acre park with a boat ramp, parking lots, picnic stations and a practice ballfield.
Acorn Woods: A 135-acre day-use park with picnic stations. The Oak Grove hike and bike trail goes through Acorn Woods.
The Vineyards Campgrounds & Cabins: A 52-acre RV and cabin campground with 93 full hook-up RV sites, 13 waterfront rental cabins, a boat ramp, fish cleaning station, group pavilion and a swim beach. Bicycle, kayak, paddle boat and golf cart rentals are available. Weekly activities and viewing area for fireworks. Call 817-329-8993 for pricing for various RV sites, cabins, rentals and discounts.
Katie’s Woods: A 56-acre park with picnic stations and two boat ramps.
Rockledge Park: An 82-acre premier photo shoot location with bluffs, with lake and sunset views. The park has beach areas, a large group pavilion, a soft surface walking/biking trail, an on-site park store, picnic tables and a fireworks viewing area. Fee is $5 per car or $1 per person on bike or walking.
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Grapevine Lake parks are popular destinations, city officials say, but there’s always room for improvement.
With that in mind, the city launched an online Lake Parks Survey to receive feedback as a guide for future planning.
More than 750 residents completed the survey, more than the 400 desired for a good statistical analysis, city officials said.
Sixty-nine percent of the respondents said Grapevine has done an excellent or good job offering recreational programs at the lake, according to Joe Moore, assistant director of Parks and Recreation.
The online-only survey was posted from Jan. 1-31 in an effort to conserve costs and paper. It also was advertised in the January issue of The Grapevine
, the city newsletter that is distributed to all households in Grapevine.
The survey requested that each Grapevine family (one per household) complete the online survey.
Survey findings include:
• Respondents said their top priorities are hike/bike/walk trails, nature trails, dog parks, restrooms, fishing piers, swimming beaches, nature education centers, birding centers and kayak/canoe rentals.
• Among those with children, 42 percent have participated in a city-sponsored recreation program, event or sport at a Grapevine Lake park within the past 24 months. 93 percent of those who participated in a program rated it excellent or good.
• More than half of respondents visit the Grapevine Lake parks more than 15 times per year.
• Sixty-two percent rated the city’s communication efforts about Grapevine Lake Parks as excellent or good. One in four rated them fair and nine percent said poor.
“Of the respondents who completed the survey, 81 percent provided suggestions, comments or improvements for the Grapevine Lake parks,” Moore said. “The parks are self supporting. The Lake Parks system supports all operations, maintenance and capital improvements through fees collected.”
Marty Sabota, 817-390-7367
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