Spring Into Action – Outdoor Activities in Mesquite
Outdoor Activities and Destinations in Mesquite
With the epic freeze and temperatures that have kept us indoors through the winter, everyone’s gunning to get back out and take advantage of warmer weather. As spring approaches, it’s time to start planning ideas to get your family back in the sun and in nature. To get you started, take a look at some of the best warm outdoor activities and destinations for family fun in Mesquite.
Mesquite Heritage Trail
Mesquite Heritage Trail consists of 4.25 miles of trails and sidewalks connecting much of the city, including schools, sports fields, shopping districts, and recreation centers. Starting at Towne Center Drive and Franklin Drive and carrying through to I-30 and Greenbelt Parkway, you’ll find three trailheads, pedestrian bridges, and the beauty of nature along the way. Benches, fountains, misting stations, and bike racks are found at the trailheads.
City Lake Park
With serenity as well as opportunity for exciting activities, City Lake Park is a great place for families to enjoy some quality time. The little league fields are constantly busy, and the tennis court is lit for play, day or night. There are plenty of picnic tables, including some in the covered pavilion, as well as a half mile long pet-friendly trail for walking, running, or biking. Fishing opportunities are also available, with several events hosted here throughout the year.
Devil’s Bowl Speedway
The dirt track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway is famous and boasts half a mile of black clay track in a unique D-shape, complete with a fifteen foot elevation along the back track that allows for the grandstands to view the entire course without obstruction. Seating 10,000 people and including suites, the speedway hosts four classes of events, with plenty of entertainment for all ages throughout the year. It’s sure to be an exciting venue, especially in spring and summer weather.
Perhaps the best known long-standing tradition in the city is the Mesquite Rodeo. While there is outdoor fun to be had, the venue is climate controlled and offers fun and excitement regardless of the weather. The Mesquite Championship Rodeo runs through the summer on Saturday nights. Other offers include classes that help you learn how to ride on 1,000 acres of nearby land.
Florence Ranch Homestead
Predating the incorporation of the Township of Mesquite by two years, the Florence Ranch Homestead was built by David Walker Florence for his young family in 1871. Consisting of over 200 acres originally, the homestead grew to over 750 acres, with nearly half of that fenced and cultivated. Today, you can view the original home and the museum for educational purposes, including what life was like on the Blackland Prairies in the late 1800s.
Visit Clay Cooley Hyundai in Mesquite
At Clay Cooley Hyundai of Mesquite, we want to help you find the best entertainment for your family this spring. We also welcome you and your family to explore our new Hyundai inventory and extensive variety of used vehicles, finding the perfect ride to get your family to and from your chosen destinations. It’s almost spring, and we’re excited. If you have suggestions for family-friendly activities as the weather improves, please share them with us, your Clay Cooley Hyundai family.