The dog-friendly California Crossing Park has wide open spaces straddling the border of Dallas and Irving, Texas. It’s very accessible, and conveniently located near the Northwest Highway. The park is divided into two sections, one portion in Dallas, and one in Irving, all together equalling about 490 acres. The iconic Trinity River winds through the park, creating not only lovely sights and sounds, but opportunities for fishing and other water sports. The park is historically significant as it’s dedicated to early travelers who crossed the Trinity River in this area.
One of the main features of the California Crossing Park are the many trails. This park is just pawfect to add to your morning walk with Fido, but if you live further away, you can also make use of the free parking. The southern, smaller section of the park is where you can find the southern trailhead for the north section of the Campion Trail. The Campion Trail is a 17 mile multi-use paved pathway that follows the Trinity River through parks and suburbs of Irving. It’s commonly used by joggers, commuters, dog walkers, a cyclists. The trails in California Crossing Park are unlit at night, so be sure not to travel alone after dark.
The northern section of California Crossing Park is known for the spacious meadows, shade trees, and freshwater. It’s the perfect place to get away from the busy Dallas city life and relax in nature with your canine companion. Here you will find scenic picnic areas and open grassy spaces where your pup can sniff and play. Along the river you can launch a canoe or kayak, try your hand at some fishing, or just enjoy the view at the river overlook. This portion of the park also connects to the LB Houston Hike and Bike Trail.
Doggos are allowed throughout the park as long as they stay leashed, with their humans, and picked up after. Whether you want to get some invigorating exercise outdoors, or just relax with your canine companion, California Crossing Park is the place to go!