Dayspring Nature Preserve
Located along Watters Branch Creek is the Dayspring Nature Preserve, another stunning greenspace within this Texas suburb is the Dayspring Nature Preserve. It is a 23.264-acre, heavily wooded greenbelt park along Watters Branch Creek. Existing amenities include hike and bike trails, a pavilion and a playground. Amenities include a looped pedestrian trail, pavilion and site furnishings just south of Boon Elementary School. Park amenities are designed as a tribute to the craftsmanship of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the Great Depression era. This is a short trail that begins in a shared parking lot with the neighborhood pool and a local elementary school. This soft surface, crushed gravel path wanders in and out of tree cover and around a small field.
Trails in this area are very well-maintained by the city, and you should expect to cross paths with runners, cyclists, families, and even yogis while enjoying this respite along Watters Creek. The trail is a loop and intersects with the Watters Creek Trail that runs the length of Watters Creek. There are also some additional soft paths that aren’t shown on this map that are utilized by the local school for outdoor education. Overall, a nice, short path with great access to some lovely wooded areas and plenty of nature. Leafy green space with paved & dirt trails for hiking or mountain biking, a pavilion & a playground.
Get even more out into nature when you visit Dayspring Nature Preserve, located on the western side of town near Boon Elementary School. This park is over 23 acres of heavily wooded area and some open spaces with a playground and a pavilion. You can enjoy the park’s 0.3-mile loop trail that’s suited for all levels and many activities, including hiking, biking, and running. It’s a crushed gravel path, so it’s not great for strollers, but it’s level and easy, so it’s perfect for little hikers. As you walk, listen for the sounds of nearby Watters Branch Creek that runs through the park. If you’re looking for more of a challenge, you can start at Dayspring Nature Preserve trail and enter the Watters Creek Trail that runs along Watters Branch Creek. This 4-mile trail is also good for all levels and welcomes bicyclists as well. The trail is lush with greenery and provides many opportunities for bird watching. And since it’s well-shaded, it’s a good option for getting outside without getting too much sun. You can appreciate nature despite being at the heart of Allen when you come to Dayspring Nature Preserve.
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