Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and roam through 200 acres of the great outdoors at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. It features hike and bike trails and a playground. And in case you didn’t know, the preserve is divided into three nature regions: the Blackland Prairie, Riparian Forest and Upland Forest, each consisting of its own unique wildlife. Speaking of wildlife, the city of Plano reminds guests to watch out for the preserve’s natural inhabitants such as snakes and insects, as well as poison ivy. Safety measures that the city is taking during this time include limiting parking spaces; if the lot is full, guests are encouraged to visit another park instead. The city also reminds parkgoers to practice social distancing. Additionally, pavilions can’t be reserved until after July 24. Though they are still available to the public, the city advises caution if guests decide to use them as they are not regularly sanitized.
Open daily from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., except Wednesdays, when it is closed for maintenance from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. 6701 W. Parker Road, Plano.