Spring is Near! – Parks In and Around Waco


Daylight Savings is approaching which means MORE SUNLIGHT! If you’re like me, this day can’t come fast enough! I love being outdoors with my kids and they love it too, but when it gets dark so early during winter, you can begin to feel trapped inside your house.

kids at a park

Here is a list of local parks and other outdoor activities to enjoy around Waco. Look it over and find a spot to visit so you can squeeze in extra quality time with those babes of yours!

  1. Poage Park- Recently remodeled, Poage is always a hit with the merry-go-round and the shade the trees provide is a huge blessing for Spring and Summer days! You can also take a walk on the gravel trail, play sand volleyball, or host an outdoor party!
  2. Cameron Park- Located in the heart of downtown, there’s SO much to do and see. Challenge yourself, and your kids, to Jacob’s ladder, explore the trails, or have picnic under those big oak trees!
  3. Lakeway Park (formerly known as Woodway Park)- Backs up to the lake and has a great place to roam if your littles don’t like to be confined! An 18 hole disc golf course is ever so popular and they also have hiking/bike trails in a “wooded area” as my daughter likes to say.
  4. Whitehall Park- A sweet little park with basketball courts and a field that has beautiful wildflowers in the Spring! They also have a tennis/pickleball court, gaga ball, and you can bring your dog along too, to Woof Way Dog Park.
  5. Hewitt Park- Placed on 32 acres, there are MANY amenities: two playgrounds, a baseball backdrop, volleyball courts, soccer fields, horseshoe pits, basketball courts, walking track, and disc golf course.
  6. Trail Blazer Park- NEW! Last year, this park opened and it’s spacious with a pavilion, a shaded playground, and disability friendly equipment! You know kids love new spaces so check it out!
  7. Kendrick Park- A unique part to Kendrick is their splash pad for summer! They also have shaded playgrounds and pavilion for parties!
  8. Warren Park- Located in Hewitt on 10 acres, where there’s a great walking/running trail, 2 playgrounds, and a pavilion with large rock blocks to sit to enjoy vitamin D!
  9. Cotton Belt Trail- Anyone up for a bike ride? This is a great spot for kids to learn how to ride their bike, scooter, etc. It’s pet friendly and there are great views for family walks!
  10. Sul Ross Skate Park- If your kids are older and are into skateboarding, hop on over towards downtown and they can skate their heart out! This consists of an elevated corner deck, two hubbas, a eurogap, down rails, a set of stairs, and a 3.5 ft deep bowl with roll in corners.

*At home, outdoor activities: create an obstacle course, complete a scavenger hunt, paint rocks, paint your driveway with watercolors, have a picnic, or play I-Spy in your backyard or go on a family walk! Other “old school” activities include chalk games such as tic tac toe, hop scotch, and 4 square (kickball needed).

Waco has many options to let your child run and play like wild animals! So here’s to warmer weather, mamas! C’mon vitamin D! 🙂

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Natalie is a born and raised Texan originally from Kerrville, Texas who is a hill country girl at heart. She graduated from Texas Woman's University with her master's in Counseling and is in private practice at Waco Psychological Associates as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Natalie married a Baylor bear and is blessed with two sweet girls, Hadley and Rylanne. We also have a son, Calvin James in heaven who was born in March of 2018 and is held near and dear to our hearts, daily! We love calling Waco, home. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors, good music, anything sport-related (former soccer player here), and making memories with family and friends. Feel free to follow her on Instagram @natpaigejones