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New Trail In Garland: Lee F. Jackson – Spring Creek Forest Preserve

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Lee F. Jackson Spring Creek Forest Preserve

I first heard about the Lee F. Jackson, Spring Creek Forest Preserve Trail on Facebook. It’s a small recreational trail, located on the northwest side of Garland, between N. Garland Avenue and Holford Road. Click here to see it on a map.

Like a lot of trails in north Dallas, it’s nice and scenic, but doesn’t go anywhere. Looking at the area map, it looks like there is the potential for the preserve to connect many Richardson and Garland neighborhoods to some major retail areas in Garland – including Firewheel Town Center. For now, it just starts at a parking lot on Holford Road and ends mid-block at N. Garland Avenue.

Even getting to it by bike is slightly difficult. Holford is a narrow two lane road with no shoulder, and isn’t very bike friendly.  Fortunately, there isn’t much traffic on it.

Lee F. Jackson Spring Creek Forest Preserve

Holford Road

Once you are on the trail, it’s a smooth, paved route that goes for a little more than a half mile. Part of it runs along Spring Creek, which has a nice view.

Lee F. Jackson Spring Creek Forest Preserve

Lee F. Jackson Spring Creek Forest Preserve

The route is a lot more relaxed than the stretch of Arapaho, between Shiloh and N. Garland Road. If you are in the area, you should check it out. I’ll be keeping an eye on this area, in hopes that the trail will get extended to make it more accessible for commuting.

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Written by dickdavid

August 6, 2013 at 7:55 am

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  1. wow!

    Paulo Rafael

    August 6, 2013 at 9:10 am

  2. Pity it isn’t easier to get to and connected to residential and commercial areas. But it is a beginning on both of those fronts.

    Opus the Poet

    August 6, 2013 at 1:29 pm

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