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Posted on: October 16, 2019

Explore North Richland Hills

cycling on NRH trails

Have you seen this image on billboards around town or on social media? Our Explore North Richland Hills campaign features some of the fabulous art, exciting places and unique experiences found in our great city!

With Spring upon us, now is the perfect time to head to the great outdoors and explore all that North Richland Hills has to offer. Whether you enjoy cycling, running or strolling with a friend, with more than 30 miles of hike and bike trails across NRH, there are no limits to how far you can go. 

The city’s trail system not only provides opportunities for recreation and fitness, but it links our neighborhoods, provides a portal to parks and open spaces, and creates a network for alternative transportation. Whether your favorite trail is the John Barfield Trail with its scenic views of flowing creeks and diverse wildlife throughout the Little Bear Creek corridor or the Cotton Belt Trail, extending through the heart of NRH alongside the Cotton Belt railroad tracks, NRH has 8 different trails to inspire the adventurer in you! 

If you can’t wait to hit the trails, be sure to join us for the Mayor’s 5K Run & Walk on Saturday, March 14 and the ‘Round The Town with Oscar bike ride on Tuesday, March 24. For more information on NRH trails, please visit the Parks & Trails page

Explore NRH cycling, trail system

Whether you are a longtime resident, new to the community or just visiting, we invite you to learn more about North Richland Hills and enjoy all our community has to offer! Check back monthly to see what the Explore North Richland Hills campaign features next. 

Visit the Explore NRH section of our website to learn more about North Richland Hills and things to do in our community. There is also information for new residents and ways to get involved in the community.  

See prior posts from the Explore North Richland Hills campaign below.

February 2020

Explore NRH Athletics - Hockey PlayerIf you just can’t get enough of sports and all things athletics, North Richland Hills offers an abundance of options! Enjoy a full season of professional hockey at the local indoor ice rink, where you can also participate in recreational ice skating, a skating academy and hockey leagues for all different skill levels. The facility also hosts a volleyball club and women’s roller derby in the off season.  

Spring adult athletic leagues in North Richland Hills include indoor volleyball, slow pitch softball, kickball, sand volleyball and basketball. Kids can choose from soccer, fast pitch softball, tee ball and baseball leagues offered by several youth sports associations that serve our area.

If you want to try something new, check out open play pickleball, which combines tennis, ping pong and badminton on an indoor court at the recreation center. You can also give sabre fencing a try at a facility dedicated to the Olympic sport. If tennis is your forte, the local tennis center provides private and group lessons for all ages, as well as leagues, drills and instructional programs.

Visit the following links to learn more about athletic opportunities in North Richland Hills:

NYTEX Sports Centre 
NRH Centre
Cutting Edge Fencing Center
Richland Tennis Center 
Adult & Youth Athletic Leagues

January 2020

Explore NRH - Indoor pool and aquatics center at NRH Centre

If you are planning to make 2020 both a happy and healthy new year, it’s easy to get more active when you visit the NRH Centre!  Escape the winter temperatures and take your fun indoors by visiting the NRH Centre’s awesome aquatics facility that features a 9-ft rock climbing wall with a plunge pool, large whirlpool, 17-ft. enclosed body slide, lap lanes and kiddie pool.  Enjoy a fitness center that offers state-of-the-art equipment, an indoor track, gymnasium, personal training, massage therapy, exercise classes and more. For those at least 55 years old, the Senior Center features a variety of exciting enrichment opportunities to add variety to your active lifestyle.  And if you are planning a wedding or special event this year, the Grand Hall at NRH Centre can accommodate parties up to 300 guests. Everything within the NRH Centre’s 86,000-square-foot facility is designed to make a big impact on your wellness journey! For more information on the NRH Centre and current membership specials visit

December 2019

Explore NRH - woman shopping in store

From quaint little shops to big-box retailers, North Richland Hills is home to a wide variety of businesses that can help you to check everything off your shopping list. Hunt for treasures at specialty stores that offer one-of-a-kind items, antiques and unique knick-knacks. Pick up outdoor gear to outfit all of your sports-related passions or back-to-nature adventures. Purchase supplies or clothing at one of our many stores. Complete all of your home improvement projects by stocking up on needed supplies and tools at establishments that exist to serve you. This holiday season, give a special gift to the city where you live, work and play by shopping at NRH businesses.

November 2019

Explore NRH billboard adventure Thrill seekers and fun fanatics have plenty of options when it comes to family entertainment in NRH. Test your speed, strength and agility at a Ninja Warrior style obstacle course. Solve the mystery before time runs out in an escape room. Attend a professional hockey game or lace up your ice skates for year-round fun at the indoor ice rink.  Scale a 9-foot climbing wall and plunge into the waters below at our indoor aquatics center. Catch a movie with cocktails and dining at an upscale theater. Relive your childhood with mini golf, go-karts, bumper boats, laser tag, arcade games and roller skating. Unlock your inner creativity at an art studio, and more. Visit our online business database for a list of fun and exciting places to explore in North Richland Hills. 

October 2019

explore NRH Armadillo sculptureYou can visit the Armadillo sculpture in person on the Bedford-Euless Road Greenway, near the corner of Bedford-Euless Road and Colorado Boulevard. Based on the idea that everything in Texas is “larger than life,” the 9-foot long, 5-foot tall and 5-foot wide sculpture made of welded, recycled steel was created by artist Joe Barrington. The Armadillo is one of 18 artworks in our permanent collection located in parks and public buildings throughout the city. Visit our Art in Public Spaces web page to learn more about the art on display in NRH. 

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