VETERANS PARK &
DISC GOLF COURSE

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Arlington, Texas has several city parks. The 2 we like the most are River Legacy Park and the one we are looking at here, Veterans Park. Like River Legacy, Veterans Park has paved trails and unpaved trails. The unpaved trails go over some hilly terrain so you can almost convince yourself you are hiking on mountain trails. Horse riding is allowed in the park. Horse riders can use the paved trails, but more frequently you see them on the maze of trails in the wooded area. 

The park has a very well done Xeriscape Demonstration area called Texas Wildscapes, showing how one can landscape with native plants that need less irrigation. There is also a compost demonstration area. When you are hiking around Veterans Park you will find yourself sharing airspace with disc golfers. Signs warn you to beware of flying discs. Veterans Park is easy to find. Just go west on Arkansas Lane, if you get all the way to Lake Arlington you've somehow driven past the park, just turn around and head back east a couple miles and when you see a large expanse of green grass on your right, that would be Veterans Park. 

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The Veterans Park Memorial.

It is very interesting to read the Memorial bricks that are guarded by the tall soldier. Some of the Memorial bricks date back to the Civil War.

A play area for kids with a sign with some rules, #2 being "NO GOLFING ALLOWED IN PARK" with #5 being "CAUTION: DISC/FRISBEE GOLF IN AREA".
On the day these photos were taken volunteers were busy sprucing up the Texas Wildscape.
A compost area with detailed instructions and examples of how to properly compost.
A sign detailing the contributions of the Wildscape instigator, Molly Hollar. We believe we saw Molly among the volunteers.
The entry to Texas Wildscapes Wildlife Habitat Demonstration Site.
You can't really tell it from this photo, but this bench overlooks trails below. That fence is there because it is a steep slope, not quite a cliff, but close.
Now we are down below the above bench.
The Wildscape leads to a more formal type garden. We are looking at an elaborate wooden deck here with benches. A very pleasant spot. But don't haul your laptop here for a peaceful lunch. No wi-fi access yet.
The path is a wooden boardwalk in areas that can fill with water.
The paved path heading under a vegetation covered arbor.
The paved trail heading north towards Arkansas Lane.
In the foreground we are looking at one of the 'holes' that the disc golfers are aiming at.
A sign for the Disc Golfers showing them the course layout and info about disc golf tournaments. If that is the type information you are seeking go here.
At each of the disc golf tee off locations there is a sign, like this one for Hole #5, showing the golfer where the 'hole' is located. You see a lot of golfers searching for their discs, just like the other type of golfers (who are banned from this park) looking for a golf ball that didn't go where they wanted it to.
One more look at a disc golf hole before we leave Veterans Park. This hole is located in the more rugged, hilly part of the park.

We Blogged About Walking Veteran's Park's Maze

We Blogged & Made a Video of the Cicadas at Veterans Park

We Blogged About the Memorial at Veterans Park

We Blogged About a Sword Fight at Veteran Park

We Blogged About Veterans Day at Veterans Park

We Blogged About Veterans Park Wildflower Hunting with Turtles

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