Parks & Trails

Park Update - Linda Spurlock Renovation Project to Begin on July 20, 2020

We are excited that the renovation project at Linda Spurlock Park will begin on July 20, 2020 and is expected to be complete by March 2021.

The park, located at 6400 Glenview Drive, opened in 1995 and is named after previous City Councilwoman Linda Spurlock. Mrs. Spurlock was the first female to serve on the North Richland Hills City Council, serving from 1987-1997. She passed away in January 1998.

The 14.5 acre park will receive almost $900,000 in improvements and is funded by the ½ cent sales tax for park development and park land dedication fees. Improvements include a new robust interactive playground with separate elements for ages 2-5 and ages 6-12. Additionally, a new picnic pavilion, for birthday parties, family reunions and other events, will be constructed.

Improvements will also include additional adjacent shaded picnic tables and a new restroom facility, each of which will conveniently be located near the playground. Most of the active elements will be located in the southwest area of the park with beautiful views of the fountain and pond. The project will also include an expansion of the .6 mile loop trail, with an additional section linking the west side of the park to the east side providing an optional shorter walking route.

The majority of the park is closed to the public beginning July 20, 2020 during construction. There will be limited public access, with no park amenities available. Park users are encouraged to explore other parks in the city while the park is under construction.

While Linda Spurlock Park is under construction there will be:

  • No Public Restrooms
  • No Drinking Fountains
  • No Access to Playground
  • No Access to Pavilion
  • No Access to South end of the Walking Trail

The Public may still access the north end of the walking trail, but full loop access will not be available.

Construction is expected to be complete in March 2021.  Linda Spurlock Schematic

Linda Spurlock_SD Plan_191024

Parks and Trails Update

All NRH Parks and Trails are currently open. Please use proper social distancing and stay at least 6 feet away from those outside of your household, avoid large crowds, and it is suggested that you wear a face-covering in public and wash your hands often.

Below are tips from the CDC and the National Parks and Recreation Association about using park facilities and amenities as they reopen:

DO

  • Visit parks that are close to your home.
  • Prepare before you visit by bringing your won water and hand sanitizer.
  • Know the CDC guidelines.
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others ("social distancing") and take other steps to prevent COVID-19.
  • Adhere to all park specific guidelines and follow all posted signage.

DON’T

  • Visit parks if you are sick or were recently exposed to COVID-19.
  • Visit crowded parks/areas.
  • Participate in organized activities or sports that involve contact with other participants.
  • Gather in groups or congregate with any individual that is not in your household.

More information can be found at www.nrhtx.com/covid19. We still encourage the community to remain cautious and make the best decisions for yourself and your family’s health. Be safe. Be Well.

Social Distancing in Parks

Share the Trails. Know the Rules. Have Fun. BE SAFE.

Share the Trails Be SafeWhile the Coronavirus Pandemic has brought many difficult challenges to our lives we have seen our community embrace their trails with a significant increase in use throughout NRH.  Our hope is that you will continue, even beyond our current circumstances, to utilize trails for enjoyment and exercise throughout the days and months ahead. NRH has over 30 miles of hike and bike trails incorporating access points on road, in parks, and through residential street connections.

With this increased use we ask all drivers, walkers and bicyclists to be mindful and educated on responsibilities of sharing the trails and roads safely especially at roadway crossings. Safety on and near the roads is more than following the speed limit and looking both ways before crossing a street. While these are two of the most important things to do, there’s more to understanding how people biking, walking and driving should interact together.

Help your friends and family be familiar with safety, signage and other markers throughout the trails and roads.  With many of our younger community using the trails, some for the first time, it is a great opportunity to educate on safety for all.  Please visit the Lookout Texans Safety Campaign for comprehensive and helpful tools to educate yourself and others to enjoy all modes of travel safely throughout our community.  See you on the trails! 

NRH Trails Rules and Etiquette

Trail Rules 16 x 36 Revised June 2017

Parks Reminder 

The NRH Park System and Trails remain open for residents to walk and exercise, but please practice responsible social distancing. Do not use parks or trails if you’re exhibiting symptoms, avoid congregating in groups and maintain social distancing. Please follow current CDC guidelines to protect your health. Please follow all posted signs for your health and safety and practice responsible social distancing.

Social Distancing in Parks

NRH Parks & Trails System

With over 800 acres of parkland, North Richland Hills makes the "great outdoors" accessible to everyone. The picnic pavilions provide the ideal setting for a family gathering or company picnic, while all of the natural areas offer a retreat from a busy and hectic world. Enjoy a soccer or baseball game on one of the many athletic fields or teach a child to fish at one of the fishing ponds. With so much to see and do, NRH parks are the perfect destination for the entire family. Plan a family outing and visit one of the many beautiful parks in North Richland Hills today.

Printable Park System Map
Printable Trail System Map 
Trail System Video
Wildlife Safety in NRH Parks
Look Out Texans - Bike, Walk, Drive Safely Campaign