Best Parks in Dallas for Outdoor Events

Plano, TX is a pretty awesome place, and one that has plenty of things to do like restaurants, breweries, and event venues. It is also a great place to host an outdoor party, such as a family reunion, corporate event or birthday party. If you are in the planning stages of trying to put together an event, we wanted to help provide you with some resources to make it easier to find the right venue for your party. Below are some of the best parks in Plano, TX for outdoor events, along with some info on each one including amenities and reservation instructions. We have also included some party supply stores if you are in need of last minute supplies. And of course don’t forget your lawn game rentals from Triangle Lawn Games.

Haggard Park Gazebo

Haggard Park

Address: 901 E 15th St, Plano, TX 75074, United States

A beautifully landscaped five-and-a-half-acre park in the middle of the downtown area, boasts a playground, a pond, picnic areas, chess boards, a gazebo, and paved walking paths. The gazebo is available for reservation through the parks and recreation reservation system. You would call 972-941-7275, Mon – Fri, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for information or to make a reservation.

The RESERVATION FEE is $50 for residents ($100 for non-residents) per 6-hour time slot and is non-refundable. A refundable reservation deposit of $75 will also be required. Both fees must be paid at the time of booking. Another benefit of this large park is it’s huge parking lot, so it won’t be too difficult to find parking. This park is pet friendly, has plentiful drinking fountains, restrooms, and dog waste stations which makes it an excellent place to host if you also want to be dog-friendly.

 

Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve Pavillion

Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve

Address: 5901 Los Rios Blvd, Plano, TX 75074

This very cool Plano park has various special event fields available, and plenty of space for large games or events. It also has an amphitheater concert venue with public restrooms and concrete parking if you are trying to find a spot for a seminar/corporate announcement or team building event. This park has a private parking lot, it’s not massive but is big enough for large groups. The real star of this event is it’s pavillion area which offers unique indoor and outdoor locatons, making certain that guests will enjoy the great views from the intimate ballroom or the back patio as well. This park is pet friendly and would make an ideal venue for a variety of events. 

https://www.planonrc.com/

 

Bob Woodruff Park South Pavilion Plano

Bob Woodruff Park 

Address: 2601 San Gabriel Dr., Plano, TX 75074

This is a great park in Plano that has a pavilion, playground, restrooms, fishing pier, sand volleyball court, and hard surface trails. It’s as great for a stroll on a nice day as it is for a large family reunion or party. There are a number of places to hold events, but the main two are the North and South Pavillions. There is a pavilion on the property and it can be rented if you need a space to hold an event. There is a deposit of $75 to reserve and then the cost for the larger North Pavilion is $200 for residents and $400 for non-residents. It has plenty of parking and is pet friendly. The smaller South Pavilion is $50 for residents and $100 for non-residents. More info can be found on the Plano website. 

NORTH Reservable Pavilion – Maximum Capacity: 250

SOUTH Reservable Pavilion – Maximum Capacity: 50

The park is open each day at 5 am and is available to the public until 11 pm.

 

Other Resources

 

Best party supply stores in Plano, Tx

Partyz N Crafts: 1409 E Park Blvd
Party City – 1701 Preston Rd
Amber’s Party Supplies, Toys & Balloons – 3033 W Parker Rd Plano
pOpshelf – 2821 Craig Dr McKinney

Best places to buy cold beer in Plano, Tx

Empire Liquor – 901 W Spring Creek Pkwy Ste 145 Plano, TX 75023
S & K Bevetages – 101 W Spring Creek Pkwy Ste 741 Plano, TX 75023
Total Wine & More Plano North (Preston Village) – 8700 Preston Rd Ste113, Plano, TX 75024

Best indoor spots to throw a kid’s birthday in Plano, Tx

Kid Mania – 7252 Chase Oaks Blvd. Plano, TX
Main Event – 3941 CENTRAL EXPRESSWAY, PLANO, TX 75023
Safari Run – 2300 Coit Rd #300, Plano, TX 75075