Note that there are other entry points that access the Preserve.
For example –
- Shiloh at Mapleridge Drive: Park at the east end of Mapleridge Drive and follow the short dirt trail which connects with the Nature Loop Trail at Spring Creek Park Preserve.
Hours of Operation:
Open daily 6 a.m. until 10 p.m.
For general preserve information:
Call Garland Parks and Recreation Department, 972-205-2750.
On-leash dogs are welcome in our Preserve. However, note that it is illegal to have off-leash pets in Garland Parks. Please call 972-205-3570, option 1 to report off-leash animals. Always pick up your pet waste and deposit the bags in the trash bins in each parking lot; do not leave bagged pet waste beside the trail. Violators are subject to municipal court citations.
Wheels must stay on paved trails:
Wheels cause extensive damage to the ecosystem on the dirt trails. Therefore, motorized vehicles, bicycles, roller skates, skateboards, scooters, and strollers, etc. are only allowed on the hard surface (paved) trails.
Visitors Can Enjoy:
- Public Safety – For police, fire, or medical emergencies, dial 911 immediately. For non-emergency matters, please report to the Garland Police Department non-emergency number, 972-485-4840.
- Snake Policy – Snakes are in their natural habitat outdoors. If you encounter a snake, be cautious and give it space. Do not try to move or kill the snake, as most bites occur this way. Allow it to pass or walk as far around it as possible to avoid it. Do not be afraid of snakes, but please be aware! Wear sturdy closed-toe shoes.
- Horses are not allowed.
- Maintenance Policy – All maintenance concerns can either be reported via the eAssist Garland app (a free app that can be downloaded to your smartphone) or directly to the Park Operations office at 972-205-3589 / ParkMaintenance@garlandtx.gov.
- Help keep our preserve beautiful by carrying out your trash and collecting trash left by others. Trash cans are located at all four trailhead parking areas and the Mapleridge Drive access point.
- No fires or camping allowed.
- Insect repellant is recommended during warm months, especially on natural-surface trails.
- Potable (drinkable) water is not available in the Preserve. Always bring water and stay hydrated.
- Hike safely! Find useful tips for safe hiking on the Scout site (https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/safetymoments/hiking/) and the American Hiking Society (https://americanhiking.org/hiking-resources/#hiking-101).