Spring Creek Nature Area Photos
Spring Creek Nature Area is a beautiful walking and bicycling destination in Richardson, Texas, USA..
Except for the hiking and biking trails—plus some signs and benches—the Spring Creek Nature Area is mostly undeveloped. While many people walk and run in this park, it is also nice for bicycling at a slow pace. If you feel the need for speed, you can try some of the roads and trails leading into the park. Slow down in the park and enjoy the setting.
The park sits between North Central Expressway on the west, Plano Road on the east, Renner Road to the North and Glenville Drive to the south. Because of the density of the nature surroundings you really do forget about the busy-ness just outside
You can enter Spring Creek Nature Area from Glenville Drive on the south side of the park. Glenville Drive can be pretty heavily traveled making it a challenge for bicyclists. Richardson government officials have recently attempted to safely integrate bicycles into regular traffic flow. Richardson drivers are becoming more aware of bicycles and beginning to show some courtesy. You can arrive safely by following the traffic laws and giving the right of way to motor vehicles, even when not required.
Natives grasses grow on the high parts of the Spring Creek Nature Area in Richardson, Texas. This field is adjacent to one of the grassy areas along the walking and biking trail near Glenville Drive.
This photo shows one of the high parts of the Spring Creek Nature Area in Richardson, Texas. It is taken from a break in the trees along a second walking trail located south of park.
The park trail winds under a connector street. The connector street ties together feeders streets with office buildings and cuts through the park.
A bridge spans a dry flood gully in the Spring Creek Nature Area in Richardson, Texas.
The park contains multiple locations for viewing the creeks. The water normally reflects nicely.
As you exit the park the trail parallels North Central Expressway and its access road.
When you cross under the access road bridge you may need to duck if you stand up while peddling.
Where the tail passes under North Central Expressway and its access road, you can stop for a while on the erosion control slope. You are now outside of the park. Stay off the expressway. Hiking and biking on the expressway is dangerous and illegal.
Vehicles move southbound along the North Central Expressway access road. While the hiking and biking trail continues along a line of cedar trees you have exited from the Spring Creek Nature Area.