Located about 18 miles south of downtown Dallas, Red Oak is home to more than 10,769 residents. It is one of the fastest growing communities in Texas. There is plenty to do in Red Oak, including fishing, hiking, and strolling along the winding streets looking at the red oak trees that give the town its name.
Although Red Oak, Texas is only 14.98 square miles, there are plenty of picturesque locations to slow down and decompress. No matter where you live in Red Oak, you have your choice of exciting places around town to go. If you're looking for somewhere to relax this weekend, you don't have to travel to Fort Worth, Glenn Heights, or Pecan Hill. There are plenty of places to take hang out locally.
Located on Lakeview Parkway, Pearson Park has a pond with fishing, a playground, walking trails, barbecue grills and picnic tables with shelters.
Watkins Park has horseshoe pits, volleyball courts, walking trails, a playground, basketball courts, and covered shelters as well as BBQ grills and picnic tables.
Red Oak Creek
If you stop just south of town, you'll discover this 35-mile creek (a tributary of the Trinity River) still flows through the thickets of oak trees, lined with juniper, mesquite, and grasses. You can hike the Red Oak Creek Trail which runs (in part) along the creek.
If you're in the area during the autumn, you won't want to miss this. With four haunted houses, group tours, and hayrides, this haunted mansion is guaranteed to give you an evening of entertainment.
Ellis County Museum
This museum is dedicated to preserving the history of Ellis County and also includes the Heritage Visitor Center of Waxahachie. You'll find the museum in an 1889 structure cross the street from the Ellis County Courthouse. They host exhibits like Ellis County in World War II and The Early History of the Texas Theater.
This quarter-mile drag racing facility is located in nearby Ennis, Texas and has hosted many racing and car show events here for all fans no matter what kind of cars you like. The Texas Motorplex was the first all-concrete stadium-style drag racing facility ever built. It was also the first National Hot Rod Association "super track" to be built.
Galaxy Drive-In Movie Theater
This theater makes for a great family outing. With seven digital screens, great food, music, and vintage commercials, you're sure to have a wonderful time. There is a snack bar, and you can see two features for one low price.
North Texas Jellystone Park
This is your chance to experience 120+ acres of natural beauty and take selfies with Yogi Bear. Located in Burleson, TX, Jellystone Park has camping, a water park, and catch and release fishing. There are also other activities like laser tag, train rides, horseshoes, swimming pools, paintball, and more. From hiking to hayrides to beating the heat inside the Arcade at Pirates Cove, you'll never be bored.
As you can see, there are lots of peaceful places you can escape the daily grind in Red Oak. Unfortunately, yard work keeps many residents from having the time to get out and visit Red Oak's many attractions.
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