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August’s Activity Of The Month: Swimming

Splash in to summer! Whether you are in one of DFW’s local park pools or swimming in a state park, you can cool off while still enjoying the outdoors!


Boaters paddle through a lake. (credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

July’s Activity Of The Month: Paddling

Your family can experience a closer view of wildlife and scenery on the water! There are eight Texas Paddling Trails within an hour of DFW that offer a new perspective to the world of nature.


A fisherman casts his line into the water. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

June’s Activity Of The Month: Go Fish!

Want to go fishing or take your kids fishing, but don’t know where to start? Go Fish! Learn-To-Fish Events at Texas State Parks are a great way to get the whole family outdoors, and to brush up on your fishing skills.


Campers take a rest near their tent. (credit: MYCHELE DANIAU/AFP/Getty Images)

May’s Activity Of The Month: Camping

Want to take your family camping, but don’t know where to start? Texas Outdoor Family Workshops make it fun and easy for your family to learn how to camp!


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April’s Activity Of The Month: Birding

April is a great time to get outdoors with your family, and birding is something the whole family can participate in while enjoying other outdoor activities.


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March’s Activity Of The Month: Wildlife Viewing

Discover the wildlife of Texas! Bring your camera, binoculars, or simply your interest in the outdoors along to special events in state parks near you, or travel along a Great Texas Wildlife Trail for an experience in nature you and your family will never forget.


Scouts hiking through a woodland area on August 1, 2010 in Almke near Wolfsburg, Germany. (credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

February’s Activity Of The Month: Hiking

It’s easy to access trails in the DFW area! For example, there are over 300 city parks in Dallas and more than 200 city parks in Fort Worth, five Texas state parks within a 60 mile radius, and trails available through Dallas County.


A boy goes fishing. (credit: AP Photo)

January’s Activity Of The Month: Neighborhood Fishin’

Did you know there is a place in your city where the fish come to you? Texas Parks & Wildlife’s Neighborhood Fishin’ program brings fishing to urban areas.


A log cabin can be seen in the snow-covered landscape of a forest. (credit: JOERG KOCH/AFP/Getty Images)

December’s Activity Of The Month: Group Gatherings

It is that time of year again, when you are getting together with your family and friends. Why not try something different this year, and head to a park?