2100 North Beltline Road.
Mesquite, TX 75150
Phone: (972) 329-9400
Fax: (972) 290-4700
Join in or watch as your kids enjoy baseball-batting cages, go-karts and bumper boats. Laser tag, miniature golf and a variety of indoor games are other options. Children seven and under can enjoy dinosaur, train and plane rides. Ask about the teen nights for your older children. Take a break from your day of family fun and go indoors to enjoy some delicious pizza or other menu offerings. Celebration Station surely lives upto it's names with this pandora's box of exciting games.
White Rock Lake sprawls over 1,015 acres (410.75 hectares). It boasts picturesque picnic spots and recreational areas that provide great respite from city life. Numerous waterfront trails are popular among local hikers and bikers as well as those visiting Dallas. A complete loop around the lake takes about three hours. The adventurous can indulge in an array of outdoor activities on offer like fishing, sailing and, horseback riding. Bird enthusiasts have reason to rejoice, as the area attracts beautiful, exotic species. The panorama of verdant landscapes that enclose calm waters is the very definition of tranquility.
Running for 17.1 miles (27.51 kilometers), the White Rock Creek Trail is one of the longest and oldest trails in Texas. The trail begins at Belt Line Road and runs all the way to the southern end of White Rock Lake. 9.5 miles (15.28 kilometers) of the trail runs along the borders of the White Rock Lake. The trail offers a scenic walk, taking hikers through various Dallas parks: Bert Fields Park, Valley View Park, Harry Moss Park and the White Rock Creek Greenbelt. You can hike or bike along this long winding pathway.
This 6,000 acre (2428 hectare) stretch of land features forest, wetlands, ponds, and grassland. It's considered an urban park, as it's located in the outskirts of Dallas. Here, you can hike to the Trinity River, admire the wildlife and plants, or just take a leisurely walk to get away from the city for a while.
The northwest portion of this well-equipped park belongs to the playground. It keeps kids busy having fun. Features include swings, spiral and side-by-side slides, a bridge, monkey bars plus an inverted arch climber. Facing the playground you will find a beautiful, two-sided concrete mural painted by a former Rochester Park resident. It strikingly depicts the park's past and present. Wood chip ground cover is used for safety. The new equipment does not include infant swings. Besides the full playground, your kids will love the on-site baseball diamond and basketball court. There is no admission charge, and picnic sites are available.
Little Gym is a great indoor place to take your children so they can unwind and get rid of all of their excess energy. You'll find a well-padded collection of gymnastic equipment, including parallel bars and a balance beam. Simple tumbling mats help keep your children safe. You can watch your kids have a good time or join in the fun by taking a class with them. They'll enjoy seeing if they can outlast you while performing some of the exercise routines. Classes are offered for toddlers through pre-teens. Come and let your kids run, skip and jump all around this colorful and active gym. You'll hear happy music that will make you smile as you watch your children enjoying the simple pleasures of just being kids.
Situated on Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard in Dallas, the Texas Discovery Gardens are a must-see for any visitor to Dallas. This place is one of the only gardens to be certified as 100% organic by the Organic Research Center of Texas. The garden is surrounded by greenery and numerous specimens of native plants. Visitors can drop by one of the ten themed areas which include a native wildlife pond, a scent garden, a butterfly habitat, an heirloom garden, and a shade garden.
This beautiful park is situated two miles east of downtown Dallas. It boasts of nine museums and six performance facilities, such as the Music Hall, Smirnoff Music Center, Band Shell, and the Cotton Bowl Stadium. With the largest collection of 1930s Art Deco style architecture, this National Historic Landmark is open to public and corporate events. Over 749,000 sq. ft. of space is leased for exhibits, markets, festivals and sports events. Its 277 acres of skillfully landscaped grounds also consist of the Leonhardt Lagoon, Texas Vietnam Memorial and Smith Fountain. Over seven million people frequent this venue every year!
This museum is a completely hands-on exhibit. A variety of well-planned play areas give children the opportunity to shop for groceries, produce a puppet show, involve themselves in computer games and much more. Games, art and music areas abound with plenty of toys and will delight children of all ages with different interests. Call ahead for group rates and admission details. The staff is helpful enough to provide ample assistance.
The Texas Buckeye Trail is located 4 short miles from Dallas, making it a great location for a day-long escape from the city. Pack some snacks and water, and get ready to admire the variety of flora and fauna that can be found in the area. Take one of the paths to the Trinity River, and you'll forget that you're so close to a major city!
Let your children's imaginations run free by taking them to The Dallas Puppet Theater. Shows like 'The Magic Flute' and 'Sleeping Beauty' continue to delight viewers. Before and after the show, you can get some shopping done at many of the finest stores in Dallas that are a part of the Valley View Mall. After the performances, the puppets and puppeteers are often available to speak with the audience. Let your kids learn more about the special kind of imaginative thrills that exist beyond TV and computers. You will see a type of smile you rarely see on your child's face!
It's a year long party at The Moody Coliseum, which is named after the entrepreneur W.L. Moody, Jr. Catch NCCA Regional Tournament games as well as NABC College Basketball games at this lively venue. You can even enroll for cheerleading, drill team and basketball camps, which are held through the summer. Popular artists, such as Jimi Hendrix have set the stadium's stage on fire. In 1992, President George Bush addressed the SMU seniors graduation ceremony. So stop by because there's something for everyone.